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Suspect In Custody In Yonkers Homicide

Yonkers police have taken a homicide suspect into custody.
Yonkers police have taken a homicide suspect into custody. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police have arrested a suspect in the homicide of a 50-year-old woman.

Officers responded after being notified by security that a possible crime had taken place in an apartment on Schroeder Street on Saturday, Jan. 16, at approximately 12:31 p.m., officials report.

A male suspect was standing by with security as responding officers arrived at the scene; he was subsequently taken into custody, according to police.

Officers entered the apartment and located a female resident inside of a bedroom, police report.

The victim appeared to have been stabbed, and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, police report.

Members of the Detective Division are actively investigating the homicide, according to officials.

No additional suspect is being sought by investigators at this time; the motive for the crime is still under investigation, officials report.

The victim’s name will not be released at this time pending notification to family members, according to police.

Anyone with information can contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724, police report.

Police said all calls will remain confidential.

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