The bludgeoned body of a Queens woman was found last night on the roof of the Times Square club where she was last seen on Sunday - at a birthday party for rapper Lil' Kim.
Ingrid Rivera, 24, of Richmond Hill, had been kicked out of the party at Spotlight Live on Broadway for being drunk, sources said.
When the JFK ticket agent didn't come home Monday, her worried family filed a report at the 102nd Precinct station house.
A maintenance worker who'd gone to the rooftop loft that houses air-conditioning and other equipment discovered the body and grisly slay scene about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
Detectives from the Queens precinct had gone to the club earlier yesterday as part of their investigation - but had no reason to check out the roof, the sources said.
The sources said after bouncers tossed Rivera out of the 33rd-birthday party, she might have gotten back in through other entrances to the building.
When her body was found, she was bloody from a head wound, and her dress was hiked up, indicating she may have been dragged into the secluded spot, sources said.
No murder weapon was found.
"She was my life, my happiness," Rivera's weeping mom, Ingrid Estrada, 48, said at her home last night.
She recalled her daughter had been "wearing a blue dress and silver and blue heels. She was very excited about the rap lady."
When she didn't return home, the mother said Rivera's girlfriend, who went to Lil' Kim's party with her, was contacted, but only knew that Rivera had "gotten sick."
Estrada said when she identified her daughter's body, she told authorities, "Think about it - I have no more daughters. Why did they kill her? She was not a monster."
The mom said she was angry at the bouncers for throwing her daughter out instead of "sending her to the hospital."
"I would like to know the truth," she said.
The club that hosted the rapper's bash - a party that drew hip-hop celebrants including Angel, LisaRaye McCoy-Misick and Missy Elliott - was the scene of a melee last Jan. 21 that escalated into a street fight that left one man dead.
For most of the tourists and residents who flock to Times Square, the Spotlight is a fun karaoke club during the week and a sizzling party club on weekends.
Disney heartthrobs The Jonas Brothers are due to perform there Saturday.
"Inside, everyone has fun," said Carolyn Praylow, 16, of Brooklyn. "It's very family oriented. The last time I was here, there was a 5-year-old singing onstage."
This is super sad. A lawsuit is coming Kim's way....