It was a bloody three days in the 103rd Precinct with an elderly woman and a man killed Saturday and Sunday and another man found dead Monday. Police have classified the first two deaths as homicides, while the third fatality was still under investigation, police sources said.
Mildred Bynoe, 72, was found dead in her home Saturday at 191-20 102nd Ave. after police responded to a call of a possible burglary at about 12:30 p.m., said Chris Cottingham, a Police Department spokesman.
Police were calling the incident a homicide/burglary. A 20-inch Sharp television was reported missing from the home, said Detective John Giammarino. He said the cause of death was asphyxiation.
Elmer Fye, a neighbor on the quiet, residential street in Hollis where Bynoe was slain, said he works nights and rarely saw the 72-year-old woman.
"I saw the police come. I sat in the driveway for a while wondering what happened," he said.
On Sunday at 1:50 a.m., police found a man dead in his Jamaica apartment at 89-09 162nd St., Apt. D, with a single gunshot wound to the back of his head, police said. The man was identified as 28-year-old Isham Speights of 120-02 Sutphin Blvd., said Officer Kevin Tyrell.
Originally thought to have been a suicide, Speights' death was now being called a homicide, but no arrests had been made, police said. Tyrell said the medical examiner had not yet issued a cause of death.
On Monday another man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the basement of his home at 90-31 85th St., said Detective Joseph Pentangelo. The victim, Rickey Boodhoo, 25, was discovered by a relative at about 6 p.m. lying face up on the basement floor with a single gunshot wound to the head, Pentangelo said. The gun was found underneath Boodhoo's body, Pentangelo said.
He said it was not yet clear whether or not the gunshot was self-inflicted and police were investigating but had no suspects as of press time this week.
- Michelle Han contributed to this story.
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