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Detectives still looking for answers two years after couple slain at Brooklyn home

Man, woman fatally stabbed during attempted robbery in Brooklyn: police
Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:47:51-05

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A masked man stabbed a Brooklyn couple to death two years ago and police are still hunting for answers.

Hazel Brown, 59, and Stephenson Bonaparte, 65, had just walked home from their religious goods store and were attacked at their Winthrop Street home on Feb. 7, 2018.

The couple's adult daughter, who lived with them, ran to a neighbor's house, holding her toddler, to report the attack, PIX11 reported at the time.

Her parents were well-liked in the neighborhood. Mohammed Rashed worked at the deli two doors down from the couple's store.

“He's a great guy, very, very good,” Rashed, who works at the deli two doors down from the couple’s shop, King Soloman Religious Good, said. “A gentleman, talkative - like nobody would harm him or nothing.”

Brown, a retired transit worker, is believed to have fought off the attacker as he tried to get inside the home, PIX11 reported at the time.

Nothing was taken during the deadly attack.

Police are still looking for the man behind the deadly stabbing.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).