Woman found alive with badly decomposed body of her mother inside Queens apartment – NBC New York
A Queens superintendent made a strange and sinister discovery while checking out a leak: the poorly decomposed remains of a longtime resident.
Police said the remains of Cynthia Jones, who had lived in the apartment building near 102nd Street and 34th Avenue in North Corona for decades, were found in the middle of her apartment living room on Wednesday night. The body was covered with a black garbage bag, said the superhero, who did not wish to be identified.
The man said he first approached the fourth-floor unit after a neighbor two floors below complained of water leaking from his ceiling.
“I tried to go up to see the leak, but it wouldn’t open. I tried several times,” he said.
After these attempts, the super called the fire department, who broke down the door. Inside, they found the body of the 68-year-old woman on the floor. The super said a family member who arrived after being alerted by police surmised Jones may have died months ago, telling her she died on July 4.
But the police also found something else – or perhaps more precisely, someone else.
“We could hear someone upstairs taking a shower,” the superhero said.
Jones’ daughter was still living in the apartment with her mother’s decaying body and was taking a shower when firefighters responded. The super said it was known in the building that the girl had mental health issues and would not be online. on the death of his mother.
Police said she was taken to a local hospital for assessment. The medical examiner will determine the cause of Jones’ death. At this point, investigators said they did not believe foul play was involved in his death.