A 70-year-old nurse was discovered dead inside her Brooklyn home on Monday, a scarf around her legs but no visible body trauma, police and neighbors say.
Noreen Mulzac was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers made their way inside her home in Canarsie, after her daughter's boyfriend discovered her body inside a bedroom, according to the NYPD.
It wasn’t clear how Mulzac died, but her death is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made.
Crime scene tape surrounded her apartment as police investigated. Neighbors were stunned to learn of her death.
"She was so nice," said Alex Greenwood, who described Mulzac as a hard worker who made a good living.
"I just know Noreen to be a quiet, friendly woman," said Hazel Bartley.
Neighbors say Mulzac was a single-mother nurse who raised two children and adopted several children over the years. One neighbor said a son had mental health issues and there was a history of family disputes at the home.
"She is a nice person, but at the end of the day, there were problems between her child and her," said Tamell Halloway.
Police confirm Mulzac's son was arrested when he was 17, in 2006, for allegedly attacking and robbing his mother. He has other sealed prior arrests. They did not say if he was considered a suspect in her death.