UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a 70-year-old woman was found dead in her Upper West Side apartment early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 710 West End Avenue at about 4:50 a.m.
Police found the woman unconscious and unresponsive with a laceration to her neck.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Susan Trott, 70.
Neighbors say Trott was known in her building for her passion for big, white dogs.
"She loved animals...she loved sad dogs. Rescued, adored them and took good care of them," says neighbor, Helen Stein.
Trott was also active in trying to beautify her building. Neighbors say she was in charge of gardening.
No arrests have been made.
The building has surveillance cameras and a doorman. Police have not released photos of a possible suspect.
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70-year-old woman found dead in UWS apartment with laceration to neck