Williamsburg woman found dead in bathroom

Credit: Yumi Kimura/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons
The woman’s boyfriend has turned himself in. Credit: Yumi Kimura/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

A woman was found dead in her bathroom Sunday morning, police reported.

Melissa Torres, 32, was discovered by police following a 911 call by a concerned person advising authorities to check in on her at her apartment on Clymer Street.

She was found unconscious and unresponsive in her bathroom around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police reported the incident as a homicide and said a person had been placed in custody in relation to the incident, but that the investigation is ongoing.

A law enforcement official said Torres’ common-law husband had walked into the neighborhood police precinct later that day and implicated himself in Torres’ apparent suffocation.

He has a lengthy record of at least 25 prior arrests. He is still in police custody but has not yet been charged in relation to Torres’ death.

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