NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hunt for a killer is on in Brooklyn after police said a woman was stabbed to death just steps away from her home.

CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports Larisa Komsky, 50, was killed while walking home after parking her car on Homecrest Avenue before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Komsky was stabbed twice in the leg and once in the hand, police said. She was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

Witnesses told police they saw a green mini-van fleeing from the scene.

Shocked neighbors described Komsky as a friendly woman, who went to shul regularly at a synagogue on her block.

Komsky, an accountant, ran her own business in Sheepshead Bay, a couple of miles from her home.

“It’s unbelievable,” Boris Feldman, who owns a business in the same building as Komsky, said. “Very terrible news for us. She’s a beautiful person. The nicest person I know of.”

Detectives removed a box of files from Komsky’s office Tuesday.

At first detectives thought Komsky was killed by someone she had a relationship with but Guzman reports video has ruled that out.

A motive for the murder remains unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

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