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83-year-old woman found dead in Brooklyn apartment

Posted at 12:32 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 20:11:08-04

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — An 83-year-old woman was found dead inside her Brooklyn apartment, police said.

Officers responded to the call of an unconscious woman inside an apartment in the vicinity of Powell Street and Dumont Avenue Tuesday just before midnight. A family member had discovered Jacolia "Jackie" James unconscious on the floor of her home and called police, officials said.

When they arrived, police found James unresponsive on the floor with trauma to her heard and torso, according to authorities.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents in James' building told PIX11 this is the second such mysterious murder of an older resident in the building in recent years, and are calling for increased security.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.