Saturday, June 16, 2012

Elderly woman found bludgeoned to death in the Bronx

Police are investigating the killing of an elderly woman in the Bronx Saturday morning.

88-year-old Evelyn Shapiro, who was well-known, was found dead by a relative at her Pelham Parkway housing project on Williamsbridge Road.

Shapiro was found bludgeoned to death on the floor of her apartment with fresh groceries strewn across the floor around her unconscious body and the front door unlocked.

Police said she suffered blunt force trauma to her head. She was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders who arrived at the apartment at 9:55 a.m.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. released a statement praising Shapiro as a "well-known pillar of her community" and vowed to help find her murderer.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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