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

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.

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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