BELMONT, The Bronx (WABC) -- Two young children in the Bronx made a horrifying discovery - their mother's dead body inside their apartment.
Luz Perez, 40, was found deadearly Sunday morning in the bedroom of her home on East 187th Street in the Belmont section.
Authorities said Perez's children were only 2 and 4 years old, and they were left to fend for themselves.
Eyewitness News is told the children banged on their first floor front window, desperate for help, until they got the attention of a stranger outside walking by.
"I feel bad because they took a human being's life, especially a woman," one neighbor said. "Instead of protecting her, someone took her life."
As police removed evidence from the apartment on Sunday night, neighbors were left without answers.
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Two young children find mother dead inside Bronx apartment