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Police: woman dead, brother in custody after apparent domestic incident

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 2:28 PM EDT
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TOWN OF LYME, New York (WWNY) - State police say a woman is dead and her brother is in custody following an apparent domestic dispute.

Investigators are at the scene at 6782 Failing Shores Lane on Point Peninsula in the town of Lyme and are treating the case as a homicide.

When troopers arrived at around 11:40 a.m. Thursday, they said they found the 67-year-old woman outside with what appeared to be stab wounds. Life-saving measures were taken, but it was too late, police said.

Troopers said an elderly woman inside the home was unhurt.

Police said the dead woman and the 51-year-old man in custody are brother and sister.

A forensic team arrived on the scene at around 3 p.m.

“We have a number of things we need to do, not only outside, but inside to see whether the argument started inside, or outside. We’re still trying to piece that together,” said Trooper Jack Keller, New York State Police public information officer.

Police say they’re currently waiting for a search warrant to be signed to enter the home.

7 News has a crew there and we’ll update this story when we get more information.

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