The NYPD is investigating a death that took place in the Wald Houses on Avenue D near Sixth Street.
The body was discovered this afternoon at 1:45.
Per ABC 7:
Police say that a 27-year-old woman was found dead inside an apartment ...
A source tells Eyewitness News that a friend of the victim found the door of the apartment ajar, with a trail of blood leading to the bed.
The victim was found lying on a bed covered with a blanket and a scarf around her neck.
And from the Daily News:
Cops have not yet classified the case as a homicide. The medical examiner’s office will determine how she died. Police have not revealed the victim’s name.
“She was a good person. Innocent. She has a son,” said one neighbor, who knew the woman from the building.
One EVG reader going for a jog in East River Park late this afternoon reported a large police presence near the FDR on the north side of Sixth Street, including officers in riot gear. No more details about this have been reported just yet.
Updated 6:30 a.m.
Police have brought in a man for questioning, according to an updated post at the Daily News.
Part of a report from DNAinfo:
Though the medical examiner has yet to determine the cause of death, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at a Thursday morning press conference that officers believe Brooke Garcia, 27, died of strangulation before she was found in bed at around 1:30 p.m.
"We don't know what the cause of death is right now — we're assuming it's strangulation, but that's conjecture at this point," said Boyce, who noted an autopsy on the victim's body is still in progress.