Teen Mother Found Dead Inside Brooklyn Home, Boyfriend Taken Into Custody: Sources

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An 18-year-old was found dead inside a Brooklyn home on Friday, and police have taken her boyfriend into custody, according to sources.

Police responding to a 911 call to the home on West 6th Street in Bensonhurst just after 10 a.m. found the woman, identified as Damaris Maravilla, unconscious and unresponsive while laying face up in a bed. She was pronounced dead at the scene, with her cause of death not yet determined.

Law enforcement sources said that the home belonged to her boyfriend, a 26-year-old with whom Maravilla shared a 6-month-old baby. Police took Dylan Diaz, who sources said was the victim's boyfriend, into custody. He's facing murder charges.

Investigators have not said how the teen mother was killed, just that she suffered trauma to her body. Maravilla's family said they, too, were waiting for answers.

"I don't have information about nothing, The police, they don't give us nothing," a family member said.

One neighbor said that he wished he stepped in sooner.

"I'm shocked but not surprised. I knew he would beat her up one day really bad," said a neighbor. "I just saw her yesterday. I told her if the baby needs anything, let me know. If you want to get away from this guy, I can help you, put you in a hotel, a shelter system."

An investigation is ongoing. Contact information for the suspect's attorney was not immediately available.

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