Jennifer Millman

Mystery Swirls Over Death of NYC Nurse Found Tied Up in Sheet in Her Bedroom Closet

The medical examiner's office has yet to determine a cause of death, but law enforcement sources say the case appears to be a homicide

What to Know

  • The body of 58-year-old Kyimar Thein was found in her bedroom closet Saturday when police conducted a wellness check
  • She was tied up and wrapped in a sheet; cops went to the home after she didn't show up for work and family said they hadn't heard from her
  • No arrests have been made, nor has a cause of death been released

No arrests have been made in the death of a Brooklyn nurse who was found bound and wrapped in a sheet in her bedroom closet after she didn't show up for work. 

The body of 58-year-old Kyimar Thein was found around 7 a.m. Saturday when police conducted a wellness check at her home in East Flatbush. Police sources said Thein's family hadn't heard from her in days. 

The medical examiner's office has yet to determine a cause of death, but law enforcement sources close to the investigation say the case appears to be a homicide. Police have several leads they're investigating, and want to speak with the victim's roommate and the roommate's boyfriend, the sources said. 

The sources say Thein and her roommate recently had a disagreement, and Thein asked the roommate's boyfriend to leave.

Meanwhile, those who knew the nurse are in shock over her death.

A neighbor, Rodney White, called the nurse a "very peaceful" and "good woman." He says the "whole neighborhood is stunned." 

It wasn't immediately clear where Thein worked.

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