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‘Doctor’ in butt implant death used Dunkin Donuts as waiting room
The NYPD is expected to make an arrest in relation to the death of a Harlem mother who died after butt enhancement surgery.
“There is a strong possibility there is going to be arrests,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said on Tuesday. “This happens, unfortunately, a couple times of year where we have these kinds of surgeries gone bad. These are not doctors. They should not be doing this.”
Latesha Bynum underwent surgery in an apartment on July 15. By that night, she was dizzy and had tightness in her chest, so she called 911. She was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Center, where doctors declared her brain dead. She was taken off of life support on Thursday.
Police searched the apartment where the surgery allegedly took place as part of the investigation.
“We found surgical supplies that were indicative of some kind of surgery being performed as well as drugs like lidocaine,” Boyce said.
“We feel this is what happened — it was a botched plastic surgery,” Boyce said. “She was given some injections.”
The city medical examiner is reportedly still reviewing the case, while her family calls for justice for what they are calling a case of murder.
Although Boyce said that police have identified the person who performed the surgery, no arrests have been made.
“We have everybody identified who were players in this,” he said. “She went willingly. She had heard of this location from another friend of hers.”
The phony surgeon involved in the death of a Harlem woman from a butt enhancement procedure used a nearby Dunkin Donuts as a waiting room, where he would have patients wait before sending a “nurse” to escort them to the apartment where the procedures were conducted, according to the family’s lawyer.
“These phony doctors prey on unsuspecting women, promising that they will make them look like Kim Kardashian and other desirable celebrities,” the attorney, Jack Yankowitz, said in a statement. “Instead, these women end up with gross, debilitating deformities, amputations and, in the worst cases, death.”
Latesha Bynum, a 31-year-old Harlem woman, died almost two weeks after getting the butt injection, and her family has since called for justice in her murder.
Police have said that they are close to tracking down the “doctor” responsible.
“There is a strong possibility there are going to be arrests,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said, adding, “This happens, unfortunately, a couple times of year where we have these kinds of surgeries gone bad. These are not doctors. They should not be doing this.”