Jacqueline Ratliff, 60, Arrested For The Murder Of John Welgoss, 32

Published on May 26, 2024, 4:08 am
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On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 1010 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided inside of 1752 Walton Avenue, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious and unresponsive 32-year-old male with multiple stab wounds to the chest.

EMS responded and pronounced the aided deceased on scene.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


John Welgoss
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10453

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 60-year-old female individual was arrested and charged on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 1450 hours, within the confines of the 46th Precinct.


Jacqueline Ratliff
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10453


  • murder in the 2nd degree;
  • manslaughter in the 1st degree;
  • criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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