An 88-year-old Bronx woman, who covered herself in gold jewelry, was found bludgeoned to death inside her apartment Saturday — her bloody body surrounded by fresh groceries, cops said.
Investigators believe Evelyn Shapiro might have been the victim of a violent push-in robbery.
Shapiro’s daughter discovered her body inside her fifth-floor apartment in the Pelham Parkway housing project about 09:55 a.m. and dialed 911.
Shapiro’s front door was open and unlocked, a police source said.
The senior, who suffered severe trauma to the head, was pronounced dead on the scene.
So much blood poured from her body that cops originally thought she had been shot, a source said.
Cops were hunting for Shapiro’s killer, who they believe might have followed her into her apartment because of her penchant for wearing a great number of gold necklaces and rings. Apparently she was afraid to leave it in her apartment.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
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