Woman, 70, found dead and bound in Brooklyn home; person of interest sought: sources

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CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Investigators are seeking a person of interest Tuesday after a woman was found dead and bound in her Brooklyn home, police sources said.

Noreen Mulzac, 70, was found lying unconscious and unresponsive in the bedroom of her home on Flatlands Third Street, between East 108th and East 105th streets, Monday around 2:18 p.m., police said.

Mulzac, whose legs were bound at the time, was initially found by her daughter's boyfriend, sources say.

EMS responded and pronounced her dead at the scene.

Sources say there is a person of interest in the case who is "close" to the victim.

Neighbors initially told the NYPost they thought Mulzac died of natural causes, because of her age. But on Tuesday, the Medical Examiner released her cause of death as strangulation. It's being investigated as a homicide.

"I don't really know how she died. I know she was killed and it seemed like it was somebody who knew her. I could speculate, but I'm not comfortable saying I knew who it was. But the household had troubles," said Granville Gittens, who was Mulzac's neighbor for 19 years.

Mulzac worked as a nurse and immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago, according to neighbors.

"We were very close," another neighbor, Patricia Johnson, said. "We've known each other for 20 years. Our kids went to school together and we both work in health care. She was a nurse, very hard working. It's a shock for the block, we're all heartbroken. It’s sad."