November 13, 2011

Elsa Then - Jailed After Injecting Woman In Buttocks With Silicone. Sealed Wounds With Krazy Glue

Bronx, New York (The Weekly Vice) - Elsa Then, a 58-year-old unlicensed cosmetologist was jailed after she allegedly caused the death of a woman by injecting silicone into her legs and buttocks incorrectly. She then sealed the would clothes with Krazy Glue and paper towels.

According to New York police, 47-year-old Fiordaliza Pichardo (pictured right), scheduled an appointment with Then on March 16th, 2009.

During that appointment, Then allegedly injected silicone into Pichardo's buttocks and legs. She then sealed the woulds with bounty paper towels and Krazy Glue.

Pichardo died the very next day. She died at the hospital after her family brought her there thinking she had a bad case of pneumonia.

An autopsy revealed that Pichardo died from a silicone embolism in her lungs. The silicone from the injection traveled through her blood and into her lungs.

Ms. Then attended Pichardo's wake where she told Pichardo's grieving daughter that her mother died of smoking. .

Knowing she was about to be arrested, Ms. Then fled to the Dominican Repubic. It took nearly a year to capture her.

Then was booked into jail and charged with criminally negligent homicide. She was released after posting $10,000 bail. If convicted, she could face up to four years in prison.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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