EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A teenage girl, a woman, and a dog were found dead inside a Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, police said.
The 14-year-old girl and 37-year-old woman were found dead inside an apartment on New York Avenue in East Flatbush around 2:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The woman was stabbed in her neck and chest, police sources said. The 14-year-old girl, who investigators believe is the woman’s daughter, had trauma to her chest, sources said. The dog had a plastic bag on its head, but not tight enough to suffocate it, according to police sources.
An acquaintance of the woman discovered the bodies after not being able to contact her for a few days, police sources said.
A neighbor who has lived on New York Avenue since the ’70s said the victims lived in a new apartment building that just opened last year, so no one in the tight-knit neighborhood really knew them.
“I’m feeling uncomfortable because I’m living here,” said Joshua George, a neighbor in the area. “I could be next. I’m so sorry that this happened on the block. This never happened here before. It’s very very strange to know that happened on our block.”
Police are investigating the deaths, however, it appears they are not looking for any suspects as of Tuesday morning.
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