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Cause Of Death Determined For Woman Found In Queens Attic

Police Responded To Apartment For A Suicide Three Weeks Ago
Queens apartment where remains were found (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Queens apartment where remains were found (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman’s remains were found in a box in the attic of a Richmond Hill apartment over the weekend, and the medical examiner’s office told the Associated Press it was a homicide.

A spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office said the woman died of stab wounds to the neck and torso.

The Queens home was also the site of a suicide nearly three weeks ago.

Officers first showed up on July 20 in response to the suicide of Devendra Autar. Autar’s brother, who is a New York City police officer, was cleaning out his brother’s apartment this weekend when he made the horrific discovery.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

A neighbor told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck there was a note left in Autar’s home. The New York Post reported that in the letter, Autar expressed regret for something he had done.

“Very nice guy, peaceful. I never would expect something to happen like this. Because the way this is playing out, to me and the person I knew him as, it’s ridiculous because I would’ve never suspected or expected something like that,” the neighbor said.

The man also said this whole ordeal has shaken him up.

“It’s ridiculous. I would never expect something like this to happen next door to me. You live here, you know all the people here, you think you have a relationship with these people, they’re your neighbors,” the neighbor added. “It’s crazy, because I came home from work yesterday and all I saw was the forensic squad car out here. It was just strange.”

The woman’s identity has not yet been released.

Do you think these cases are linked? Or is it too soon to know? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below…