Man Accused of Beating Woman, 32, to Death in Bronx Apartment

Authorities initially believed the woman had been shot

A 35-year-old man faces murder charges in the death of a 32-year-old woman who was found in a Bronx apartment early Wednesday. 

Authorities initially believed Sarisse Respass had been shot when her body was found at the White Plains Road home. Police said Thursday further investigation revealed she had blunt force trauma to her head. 

Salmon Sheldon was arrested Thursday in the case. His relationship to Respass wasn't immediately known, and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney. 

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