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Husband questioned in strangulation death of Brooklyn woman, 78; illegal gambling found in basement

Posted at 3:45 AM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 09:23:53-05

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man is being questioned by police after his estranged wife was found dead inside their home Monday night, police confirm.

Officers found Edna Pierre-Jacques, 78, unresponsive and unconscious with a head injury at her home on Troy Avenue just minutes before 10 p.m. on Monday.

EMS pronounced her dead at the scene. The cause of death is strangulation and has been deemed a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

The woman's estranged husband, who has not been identified and lives in the same house, is being questioned by police.

The investigation is ongoing.

PIX11's Nicole Johnson and Anthony DiLorenzo contributed to this report.