Note claims Brooklyn murder victim was casting spells

June 4, 2013 3:18:04 AM PDT
The decomposing body of a woman was discovered in a Brooklyn home Monday night, along with a note claiming the victim had been casting spells on her husband.

The 57-year-old woman was found by police responding to a report of a foul odor coming from the home on Avenue N in Midwood just before 9:45 p.m.

Officers found the victim's body in in the basement in a severe state of decomposition. She is estimated to have been dead for at least a week.

Police say she had been stabbed multiple times in the back.

The officers discovered a note on her body, purportedly written by her husband, claiming that she was casting spells on him.

Detectives were looking for the husband, who has not been seen recently. As a result of the ongoing investigation, a person of interest has been taken into custody, but it not clear who that person was.

Identification of the victim is pending proper family notification.