On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at approximately 1234 hours, in the basement of 25 Brooklyn Avenue, in the confines of the 79 Precinct, police responded to a call of an unconscious person. Upon arrival the remains of an unidentified, decomposed were found.
***Update***Friday, March 13, 2009***
Upon further investigation, the Medical Examiner's Office has deemed this incident a homicide due to blunt trauma to the head.
The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Merced, a F/B/39 of 633 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.