A woman in Brooklyn was found dead at the bottom of a basement staircase inside her home. When the neighbors heard the cries of her two-year-old daughter they informed the police. Now, it is believed that she been strangled by her husband.
22-year-old, Tonie Wells, was eight-months pregnant, who was found dead shortly before 10am on Wednesday.
During a press conference, police told that Wells had bruising to the neck, and it appears she may have been pushed down the stairs.
Tonie Wells (pictured), 22, who was found dead on the steps of her own home after neighbors heard the cries of her two-year-old daughter is believed to have been strangled by her husband
Wells (pictured with her daughter) had bruising to the neck, and it appears she may have been pushed down the stairs
Sources said cops are ‘actively looking for’ Wells’ 29-year-old husband, Barry Wells (pictured), for questioning
Neighbors found Wells’ daughter on the basement steps of their Crown Heights home by who heard the crying child, according to NBC.
Then the concerned neighbors called 911. Fortunately, her daughter was not hurt, but it’s unclear how long Wells’ body was inside the house with child.
According to the police, the woman’s death is being investigated as a possible homicide.
Sources said cops are ‘actively looking for’ Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, 29, for questioning, according to the New York Post.
‘Witnesses heard an argument and something falling down the stairs,’ a high-ranking police source told the newspaper.
According to Tonie Wells’ Facebook page, she married Barry Wells in the spring.
Wells’ neighbor, Michelle Ruiz, 22, who last saw Wells three weeks ago, said Wells was pregnant. Ruiz said the Wells’ seemed like a ‘nice family’
Police are seen investigating the crime scene at Wells’ home in Brooklyn
‘It was him,’ Tonie Well’s sister told the Daily News. ‘It wasn’t an accident. It was definitely him,’ the woman said referring to Wells’ husband.
Well was last seen by her neighbor, Michelle Ruiz, 22, three weeks ago, who told the Post that Wells was pregnant.
‘They seemed like a nice family,’ Ruiz said of the couple, whose Facebook pages are both filled with photos of each other.
Police are reportedly aware of a social media post by Wells saying that she was eight-months pregnant.
Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North told reporters that Wells’ death was deemed suspicious.
Kemper said Wells had bruising on her neck ‘and it appears as if she was either pushed or fell down the flight of stairs leading to the basement’.
According to the Post, police have previously responded to a domestic incident at the home.
A medical examiner will determine the official cause of Wells’ death. The investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commanding Officer of Detective Borough Brooklyn North told reporters that Wells’ death was deemed suspicious. Police have previously responded to a domestic incident at the home. Wells is pictured with her husband Barry Wells