Teen finds mom dead with rubber band around neck in Bronx home: sources

Local News
A blurred police car in the background behind yellow crime scene tape

A blurred police car in the background behind yellow crime scene tape.

THE BRONX, N.Y. — A 14-year-old girl found her mother dead — apparently strangled — inside their Bronx home Monday morning, law enforcement sources told PIX11 News.

Belkis Lopez, 35, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive with a band of rubber around her neck inside her bedroom around 8:15 a.m., according to police. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Sources said investigators believe Lopez may have been killed in a domestic dispute with an ex-boyfriend.

The city’s medical examiner will determine her cause of death.

The investigation remained ongoing Monday afternoon.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

Unsung civil rights pioneer seeks to clear name

Gunmen take turns shooting man in Bronx barbershop: NYPD

Shootout outside Bronx elementary school amid NYC youth gun violence crisis

First lady Dr. Jill Biden visits Bronx school, thanks teachers for working hard amid pandemic

Hispanic Heritage: Couple's farm helps feed Bronx community

More Bronx


Union Square subway shooting suspect connected to Manhattan robberies: NYPD

Suspect arrested in Union Square subway shooting

Rochester teacher details alleged sexual assault by student

RCSD teacher details alleged sexual assault by student (FULL INTERVIEW)

Officer fires shot, Taser at man wielding two butcher knives in Manhattan

Officer fires gun after man threatens people with knives in Lower Manhattan: NYPD

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter