Monday, May 19, 2008

Murder On Windsor Place

from the nydailynews
The beloved owner of a Brooklyn dry cleaner was found dead in a pool of blood this morning when her son walked into the family business, police and neighbors said. The victim's son was opening the Windsor Terrace store about 8:30 a.m. when he discovered his mother face down inside a rear bathroom, police said.
"Everybody liked her in the neighborhood," said George Diamantkos, one of her loyal customers. "She was really nice and quiet. Nice lady." Another neighbor, children's book author Lauren Thompson, left a bouquet of white roses at the crime scene. She recalled the victim as quick with a smile and a wave to patrons and passersby.
The victim's car, which had been parked near the Eden Dry Cleaners at 16th St. and 10th Ave., was also missing, police said. The front door of the store was unlocked, but the lights were still off when the son arrived, police said. Racks of clothing still hung in the shop as neighbors described the attack as an anomaly. "We've been here all our lives, and we've never seen this," said Mary Ann Purdy, 71, standing with her husband Bill. "This is usually a safe neighborhood." Neighbors said the victim's shop opened more than a decade ago. Her husband fell ill about five years ago and could not longer work, leaving her to run the business, they said. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how the victim died. She was not immediately identified by police.
Cops were searching for the victim's missing car, believed to be a blue Honda.

I took this picture on 5/17/08

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