Published: Thu, December 28, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead with bruising to her neck following the 9:50 a.m. incident at the Crown Heights residence on Sterling Place after neighbors reportedly heard the cries of her two-year-old daughter and called the cops.

She had trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The New York Post reported officers were dispatched to check on the young mother who was "scared" of her husband because he was "acting amusing".

Another neighbor, Angela Murray, who works across the street at a group home and regularly saw Tonie Wells and her baby, said: "It's very devastating to hear something like this could happen so close to where you work".

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A spokesperson for the NYPD on Thursday confirmed to that the officers in question have been suspended from duty and that the Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating the allegations against them.

The body of Tonie Wells was found in a basement staircase at a building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

According to Tonie Wells' Facebook page, she married Barry Wells in April of this year. "I'm still in shock", neighbor Michelle Ruiz told the New York Post.

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"They seemed like a nice family", Ruiz said of the couple, whose Facebook pages are both filled with photos of each other.

Investigators are treating the death as a possible homicide, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North told reporters.

The city Medical Examiner's Office will determine the official cause of death. The officers were called on a report that Wells was "scared" and her husband was "acting amusing", but may never have left their vehicle, according to the New York Post.

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Police believe her death was related to a domestic incident.

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