Daughter killed her mother; NYPD treating the incident as homicide

Authorities are investigating the killing of a woman in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to police, the body of Clemrick’s mother, 64-year-old Medonia Deberry, was found partially on the front steps of her…

Daughter killed her mother; NYPD treating the incident as homicide

Authorities are investigating the killing of a woman in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. According to police, the body of Clemrick’s mother, 64-year-old Medonia Deberry, was found partially on the front steps of her home and in the backyard. Police Commissioner James O’Neill said that a home security camera captured a frame from which they could clearly see the body of the 60-year-old mother. O’Neill said the force is treating the incident as a homicide, but added that there are “no suspects and [there is] no clue of motive.”

“I do not believe we have a burglar that has escaped,” O’Neill said during a press conference on Thursday. “I am comfortable that it’s someone very close to the mother who murdered her.” While police are investigating what happened, there are a number of theories about who may have been responsible. Cops have said that she did not appear to have been stabbed and their investigation of her wounds includes a theory that she may have been decapitated. News reports also said that her house was ransacked, and there were several large amounts of cash on the front steps of the home. In addition, a neighbor told CNN affiliate WABC that the woman had just left behind her phone, which was found in a pile of shoes on the porch. Another neighbor told WABC that the woman had recently left the hospital. According to WABC, investigators also found other drugs in the home.

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