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NYC woman, 38, found dead in bed inside bloody apartment: cops
By Khristina Narizhnaya, Amanda Woods, Craig McCarthy,
A 38-year-old mom of two was found dead in her bed this week with injuries to her face and neck — and blood splattered around her Bronx apartment, cops said Thursday.
Lissette Gomez’s body was discovered around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday inside her apartment on Cauldwell Avenue near Westchester Avenue in the Woodstock neighborhood, authorities said.
The NYPD said Gomez’s death had been deemed “suspicious,” though the exact circumstances around it were not known.
A 33-year-old man was being questioned, but the nature of his relationship with Gomez or whether he may have had any role in her death was not known, police said.
Cops who showed up to Gomez’s apartment after someone called 911 and found her dead in bed, with serious wounds on her face and neck, cops said. She was pronounced dead by EMS.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office will make an official ruling.
On Thursday, a makeshift memorial had been set up in the entrance to the building with pictures of Gomez, candles and messages from her loved ones and neighbors.
“RIP sweet angel we love you,” read a note left by her 44-year-old sister Carmen Torres.
“I’m feeling destroyed,” Torres, also of The Bronx, told The Post outside the building. ” Right now my heart is just heavy, but I’m trying to be strong because I’m the only one out here for her. My parents are in Florida because they don’t have the funds to travel.”
Torres described her sister, a mom of two young kids, as “beautiful” and “kind.”
“She had a big heart,” the grieving woman said. “She would give you anything she had. She was a wonderful person.”
The last time the two sisters saw each other last week, Gomez “had bruises on her face, on her legs, on her arms, everywhere,” Torres said, adding her sibling had been in a relationship with a “terrible” boyfriend she’d warned her about.
Neighbors said Gomez had been turning her life around after years of battling drug addiction but had recently fallen into an abusive relationship.
“She was fixing her life up, she was doing everything right,” said Nini Rodriguez, 59, who noted she had known Gomez for about 10 years.
“She was just in a really bad situation, a domestic violence relationship,” Rodriguez added. “He was very abusive. Everybody used to see him beating her up. She was always with marked up face, black and blue, and she would tell people that he was abusive.”
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