An elderly woman was found dead inside her City of Poughkeepsie home, and now, police are looking for the public's help to try and figure out what happened. YNN's Michael Howard reports.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Backing out of his driveway Wednesday morning, Jose Rodriguez saw police tape, shattered glass and numerous police cars lining his street.
“I saw two police cars already there and they were just roping off the house,” he said.
According to police, they received a call at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning from a caretaker of a resident on Underhill Avenue. When officers responded they found an elderly woman dead inside her home.
Police are being tight lipped about the circumstances that lead to the woman’s death but they are calling it suspicious.
“Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around that area, Underhill Avenue, Beachwood Terrace, South Cherry Street anytime last night or early this morning is asked to call the city of Poughkeepsie police,” said Detective Matthew Clark.
Neighbors say the elderly woman who lived in the home had caretakers over her house to bring her food each day and say it’s a shock to the once quiet street.
“This is the south side, no one thinks that happens here in Poughkeepsie,” said resident Jevon Martin. ”You usually hear about that kind of stuff in the city.”
Detectives will be out again Thursday morning to try to figure out what lead to the elderly woman’s death.