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Son Sought for Questioning in Beating Death of Bronx Woman: Sources

Magda Dagastino, 64, was found dead in her bed

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    Police are looking to question the son of a 64-year-old woman who appears to have been beaten to death inside her Bronx apartment, law enforcement officials say.

    Magda Dagostino was found dead in her bed with a hammer near her body.

    She was discovered with a pillow over her head, which appeared to have sustained trauma, sources said. 

    Police were looking to question Dagastino's 39-year-old son. Family members said he had been living with her for a while.

    She was found dead by police, who were called to the Bronx home by the victim's grandson, who grew concerned after he had not heard from her for a few days.

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