Professionally, Michelle Go had a promising future. She was well-educated and worked for a company in strategy and operations and mergers and acquisitions.

Beyond that, she was also someone who helped others get on their feet. She was also known for her volunteerism over the past decade with the New York Junior League, where she helped those struggling to get and stay on their feet, including the homeless.

All that has now gone up in smoke following her tragic death on Saturday, Jan. 15.

The 40-year-old woman was killed after a random homeless man intentionally pushed her onto the tracks at a Time Square subway station near 42nd Street and Broadway and was struck by a southbound R train around 9:30 a.m., NBC News reported.

Arrested was Simon Martial, a 61-year-old ex-convict who claimed that he was God to reporters and alleged that the woman stole her jacket, the New York Post reported.

Before the incident, another woman had already come across Martial but wisely moved away.

"She feels that he was about to physically push her onto the train," Wilcox said. "As she's walking away, she witnesses the crime where he pushes our other victim in front of the train."

It was later learned that Martial is an ex-convict and had three emotionally-disturbed encounters according to Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox of the NYPD Detective Bureau.

Police are branding the incident as a random attack and believe is not another hate crime.

People familiar with Go mourned her untimely passing, calling the 40-year-old sweet, smart and friendly.

“She was really reliable, dependable and fun. She was a super person to have on the team,” Tamas Erdos, who graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business with Go in 2010, said. “She was so vibrant and full of energy and she was really interested in finance.”

The Junior League, a non-profit focusing on the well-being of women, children and families urged governing bodies to address the lack of mental health for underserved communities following Go’s death.

“We call upon the city’s leadership to urgently address the lack of mental-health and other supports for underserved communities,” the organization stated.

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