An obvious theft turned lethal has spurned the seek for a killer on the Higher West Aspect the place police say a 74-year-old lady was discovered inside her condominium this week, tied up and unresponsive.
The lady, Maria Hernandez, was found late Wednesday by a sister who additionally lives on the West 83rd Street condominium constructing. Maria Terrero discovered her sister certain and gagged inside her ransacked condominium.
“Wow, I’m still in shock. I can’t believe it. It’s the most terrifying moment of my life,” Terrero mentioned.
Terrero had gone upstairs to verify on her sister after Hernandez’s daughter referred to as to say she had not heard from her mom.
Police and EMS responded round 10 p.m. and located Hernandez face down on the bed room ground with garments piled on prime of her, officers informed Information 4. Her accidents included fractures and exterior bruising throughout her physique.
The medical expert will decide her reason for dying.
Hernandez’s dying is being investigated as a murder, and police say an individual of curiosity is needed in connection to the obvious theft. However monitoring down the accountable celebration could show tough.
The constructing’s surveillance system was ripped out from the basement, and detectives consider the one who took it’s doubtless liable for the 74-year-old’s dying. Investigators are conducting an prolonged video canvass of ring cameras and different exterior cameras in the fast space hoping to get a glimpse of the intruder.
Hernandez was a mom and grandmother recognized in the neighborhood for taking walks together with her sister and one other good friend.
“I think I’m living a very bad dream right now. That’s the only thing I can say. I trust the authorities, I know they’re working very hard. I believe they’ll the justice for her.” Terrero mentioned.