MANHATTAN – A wellness check by police Friday evening led to a disturbing discovery at a building on East 100th Street, just blocks from the Upper East Side. Inside an apartment’s bathroom, police found the body of 56-year-old woman dead in the bathtub, in what’s now being investigated as a homicide.
NYPD officers were called to the dead woman’s apartment on East 100th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues in East Harlem, around 6:15 pm Friday night, police say— after a call to 911 asked officers to perform a wellness check.
Once inside the apartment, officers learned the call for help came too late.
Detective say the 56-year-old homicide victim, who is not yet being identified, was found in her own apartment, her body fully-clothed, lying in the bathtub with visible trauma to her head— and it was apparently no accident.
Eighteen hours after the mysterious killing was discovered, a single NYPD cruiser remained outside the apartment building— a lone officer could be seen inside the vestibule, letting residents in and out of the building, and restricting access to anyone else.
Police say the homicide remains under investigation and the medical examiner will determine the woman’s cause of death.
If you have any information regarding this East Harlem homicide, you’re asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.
*Update: An arrest was made in this case on Monday, February 14th, 2022. Read more here.