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Elderly woman found fatally stabbed in apartment

September 14, 2012 7:45:46 PM PDT
An elderly woman was discovered dead in her Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, apartment Friday morning.

The Medical Examiner's office says that the 85-year-old woman was stabbed several times in the neck and torso.

The woman was found by her brother on the floor at around 7:40 a.m. She was lying against a couch and had a towel around her head.

Doctors discovered a puncture wound to the back of her neck.

No arrests were made and there did not immediately appear to be a motive.

There was no sign of forced entry.

A spokeswoman says an investigation is underway as to how the body was reported to their office, and why this was initially thought to be not suspicious.

A full autopsy will be done on Saturday.

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