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Woman wrapped in scarf found dead inside East Village housing complex; man taken into custody

Posted at 1:40 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 08:03:44-05

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan – A 27-year-old woman wrapped in a scarf was found dead inside an apartment at an East Village public housing complex Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious female at the Wald Houses on Avenue D at about 1:40 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a woman, 27, unconscious and unresponsive laying on the bed and covered in blanket, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police sources say a man was taken into custody and they’re looking the case as a possible homicide.