NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A woman was found dead in a bathtub Saturday in Chinatown, police said.

Officers responded to the apartment building on Eldridge Street after a 911 call around 6 p.m. Saturday. They found the woman unconscious in the tub.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified her as Meilin Lu, 57.

Authorities ruled Lu’s death a homicide. On Sunday night, Chuen Lau, 55, was arrested and charged with second degree murder.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


More From CBS New York

Download Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE