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Daughter finds mother, 66, dead in Bronx apartment with head injury: police

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 07:30:26-04

HUNTS POINT, the Bronx — Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in her Bronx apartment early Wednesday, officials said.

According to police, Carmen Aponte was discovered around 1:30 a.m. when her adult daughter returned home to their apartment on Seneca Avenue, near Faile Street in the Hunts Point section.

When officers arrived, they found the 66-year-old woman unconscious in her bed with apparent injury to her head, police said.

EMS responded and pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police said the cause of Aponte's head injury was not immediately clear.

The NYPD said the medical examiner will determine the woman's cause of death.

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