Police are investigating after a woman and a 14-year-old girl were found dead in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, authorities said. A dog was also found dead at the home with a bag over its head, law enforcement sources separately told NBC New York.
Police were called to the apartment in East Flatbush just after 2:30 p.m. ET Monday after a man reported having found the bodies of the woman and child in the home, a New York police spokesperson said. The relationship between the woman and teenager was not immediately clear.
The man, identified only as a 38-year-old, told police he found the bodies after he gained entry into the unit when he became concerned that he had not heard from the family since Friday, said police, who questioned him after the discovery, NBC New York reported.
The police spokesperson was not immediately able to confirm whether the man was still being questioned Tuesday morning. The spokesperson was aware of the reporting but was also unable to confirm the detail about a dog’s also being found dead with a bag over its head.
The spokesperson confirmed NBC New York's report that police were called to the apartment Friday for reports of screaming inside the unit. The spokesperson said it was not immediately clear whether police made contact with the people in the apartment at that time.
The spokesperson said the investigation continues.