NYPD investigating woman's body found in East Village apartment

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, January 5, 2017

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating a mysterious death after a woman's body was discovered in the East Village on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say that a 27-year-old woman was found dead inside an apartment at the Wald Houses on Avenue D.

A source tells Eyewitness News that a friend of the victim found the door of the apartment ajar, with a trail of blood leading to the bed.

The victim was found lying on a bed covered with a blanket and a scarf around her neck.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

A man is being interviewed by detectives in the woman's death, but no charges have been filed.

Police are withholding the identity of the victim pending notification of her family.