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Apparent murder-suicide on the Upper West Side: Cops

A woman was found dead, badly beaten, and her boyfriend seemed to have killed himself, cops said.

crime scene tape Credit: Metro file photo

Cops responded to a 911 call about 11:15 a.m. Sunday to find a man and a woman dead in an Upper West Side apartment, police reported.

The deceased have been identified as Florenciana Martinez, 44, and Edwin Rodriguez, 58. Martinez was reportedly a resident at the apartment where the two were found.

Cops said the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Martinez was found on the floor of the bedroom, cops said, and Rodriguez was in the bedroom as well, with a belt around his neck attached to the headboard of his bed.

There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

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