BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Two bodies, a man and a woman, were found rotting inside a Brooklyn apartment Monday evening, police said.

Officers discovered the body of 38-year-old Vladislav Vinnitskiy and his 76-year-old mother, Zinaida Vinnitskaya, inside the living room of a Gravesend apartment at 206 Quentin Rd. around 6:50 p.m., according to the NYPD and law enforcement sources.

Sources told PIX11 News the bodies had been there for a while. A neighbor smelled an odor and called police, the sources said.

First responders declared both individuals dead at the scene. The city medical examiner is working to determine how the pair died.

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This story comprises reporting from PIX11’s Nicole Johnson.