Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call

'Scared' pregnant woman found murdered after cops blow off frantic 911 call

Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home on December 27, 2017.

The city's medical examiner has yet to determine the official cause of death in the case.

Less than two hours later, different officers responded to the same home and found Wells dead at the base of a stairwell, authorities said. 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.

The negligent NYPD officers who failed to check on a pregnant woman, who was found dead after reporting a domestic disturbance, have been suspended.

Neighbors later called police after hearing the young woman's 2-year-old baby crying.

She had trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Wells' daughter was not hurt, but it's unclear how long Wells' body was inside the house with the child.

She was apparently strangled and thrown down he stairs, law enforcement sources said.

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It was the toddler's cries that eventually led police to the grisly discovery, which was made just before 10am on Wednesday.

Neighbors told the newspaper they were shocked by the violent tragedy.

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

Tonie's sister had previously called 911 to report that her sister, who was eight months pregnant, was "scared" of her husband.

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

"The entire incident, including any potential communication and response issues, are being reviewed by the department", a police spokesman said in a statement to the New York Daily News.

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