Coroner: Elderly woman found dead in Brooklyn home was strangled

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An elderly woman who was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday night died of strangulation, the medical examiner ruled Tuesday.

Police said 78-year-old Edna Pierre-Jacques' granddaughter found her in the bedroom of her Troy Avenue home in the East Flatbush section at about 10 p.m.

Detectives said she had head trauma and a ball-peen hammer was found near her body.

The medical examiner said manual strangulation is what cause her death, and it was ruled a homicide.

Pierre-Jacques' 76-year-old husband was in another room and was being interviewed by detectives. Her two children were also being interviewed.

They have no history of domestic violence.

No arrests have been made in the case.