By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is searching for the son of a 78-year-old woman killed in Queens.

Maria Diaz was found dead inside her Queens Village apartment Wednesday. Investigators discovered a machete and bloody footprints at the scene.

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Police now say they’re searching for her son, 45-year-old Osvaldo Diaz, in connection with her killing.

Investigators are offering a $2,500 reward in the case.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team