Bronx gas call leads to discovery of woman fatally stabbed

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Monday, October 10, 2016

WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- Firefighters responding to a report of a gas odor in the Bronx found a woman stabbed multiple times.

The gruesome discovery was made around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Cranford Avenue in the Wakefield section.

When the firefighters entered the home, they discovered that the stove was left on. They also found the body of 69-year-old Lilawatee Ramsaran face down on the living room floor, stabbed multiple times in the back.

They contacted police, and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.