Brooklyn woman found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Neighbors in a quiet Brooklyn apartment building were stunned to see police investigating the death of a neighbor who was found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet.

“I live in the building for five years. It’s my first time seeing police here,” said Ojainis Gine, who lives on the sixth floor.

The woman has been identified as Kyinar Thein, 58. She was a nurse, according to the Associated Press.

The 911 call came in at 6:43 a.m. from an apartment building on Lenox Road between Nostrand and Rogers avenues.

Thein was declared dead at the scene.

A neighbor, Rodney White, told the AP Thein was a "very peaceful" and "good woman." He said the "whole neighborhood is stunned."

Police are investigating whether Thein’s death was a homicide, suicide or accidental.

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