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Family Questioned After Woman Found Dead Near Hammer in Brooklyn Home: Sources

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    Family Questioned After Woman Found Dead Near Hammer in Brooklyn Home: Sources

    Family members are being questioned in the death of a 78-year-old woman found with head trauma at her Brooklyn home Monday night, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York. Roseanne Colletti reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Edna Pierre-Jacques, 78, was found dead in her East Flatbush home on Monday night

    • Sources said her daughter and granddaughter found her and that her husband was home at the time

    • All three family members were being questioned at an NYPD stationhouse Tuesday morning

    Family members are being questioned in the death of a 78-year-old woman found with head trauma at her Brooklyn home Monday night, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York. 

    Edna Pierre-Jacques was pronounced dead at her East Flatbush home around 10 p.m. Monday after her daughter and granddaughter discovered her unconscious there, sources said. 

    The husband of Pierre-Jacques was at the Troy Avenue home when the two women discovered Pierre-Jacques lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

    They began CPR but were unable to revive her. Sources said a hammer was found close to the body.

    Police Investigate 'Suspicious' Death of Brooklyn Woman: Sources

    [NY] Police Investigate 'Suspicious' Death of Brooklyn Woman: Sources

    Police were investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman as "suspicious" after she was found with head trauma at her Brooklyn home. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017)

    All three family members were being questioned at the 67th precinct stationhouse Tuesday, according to sources.

    Sources said officers found Pierre-Jacques with trauma to her head and that her death was suspicious — though they stressed that the cause of the injury or injuries was not yet known.

    “Whether it be consistent with a fall or being beaten, it’s just unclear now,” a source said.

    Police said a medical examiner will determine what led to the woman’s death.

    It wasn't immediately known if police had been called to the home in the past.

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