LAKE GROVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Suffolk County are looking for the husband of a woman who was found dead in her Lake Grove home.
A nephew found real estate attorney Tricia Odierna, 42, dead in her bed on Thursday.
Relatives said Odierna was the loving mother of 7-year-old twins — Alicia and Jake — and had also taken in three nephews after the death of one of her sisters.
The cause of death is under investigation, but police believe Odierna was murdered and now they’re looking for her husband, Paul Leitgeb, a retired New York City transit officer who is now missing.
Meanwhile, a Go Fund Me page has been set up by her friend, Lauren Aichinger, to help with the kids’ expenses.
“She had her twins and her sister’s three boys and they were just her life, she did everything for them,” Aichinger said.