BROOKLYN - The decomposing body of a woman was discovered in a Brooklyn home Monday night, along with a note claiming the victim had been casting spells on her husband.
The 57-year-old woman was found by police responding to a report of a foul odor coming from the home on Avenue N in Midwood just before 9:45 p.m.
Officers found the victim's body in in the basement in a severe state of decomposition. She is estimated to have been dead for at least a week.
Police say she had been stabbed multiple times in the back.
The officers discovered a note on her body, purportedly written by her husband, claiming that she was casting spells on him.
Detectives were looking for the husband, who has not been seen recently. As a result of the ongoing investigation, a person of interest has been taken into custody, but it not clear who that person was.
Identification of the victim is pending proper family notification.
The NYC Medical Examiners Office is on the scene, as well as volunteers from Misaskim.
UPDATE 6:33 AM Tuesday: The NYPD has taken a person of interest into custody in regards to this case.
UPDATE 10:14 AM Tuesday: The victim, identified as Chava Friedfertig, 55, was discovered by her landlord after he received reports of a foul odor coming from her Avenue N apartment in Midwood, sources said.