Police Suspect Foul Play

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police suspect foul play after a mother and her adult daughter were found dead of apparent trauma in their Bronx apartment.

A man became concerned when he couldn’t reach his mother or sister and called police to check on them, 1010 WINS reported.

Officers went to the Valentine Avenue apartment around 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

After breaking down the door, officers found the bodies of 55-year-old Ida Randolph and 21-year-old Jena Randolph in separate bedrooms, police said.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, NYPD crime scene detectives went in and out of the apartment where the women were found bound with duct tape and severely beaten.

The mother’s hands were bound; the daughter was found naked and may have been sexually assaulted, police said.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbor said the daughter’s boyfriend had caused trouble in the past.

“I knew he was kind of abusive, you know? And we talked, I knew her from the first time she knocked on the door so we talked a few times and I knew she was a beautiful person. I told her stay away from him but I guess it was too much,” the woman told Diamond.

No arrests have been made.

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