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Woman Dies After Being Found With Head Wound in Cobble Hill Brownstone

By Jess Wisloski | February 23, 2013 12:57pm | Updated on February 25, 2013 9:26am

COBBLE HILL — A former editor at the New York Post died Saturday after being found unconscious with massive head wounds inside her Clinton Street brownstone, police said.

Cops responded to a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. on Friday and found 55-year-old Elizabeth Borst, who once edited the tabloid's Letters to the Editors page, bleeding but alive on her kitchen floor, cops said.

She died five hours later at Long Island College Hospital, authorities said.

The initial autopsy was inconclusive, according to the medical examiner's office, which was awaiting the results of toxicology and tissue testing to determine the cause of death.

Police initially said criminality was not suspected, but her husband was questioned for several hours Saturday, according to a report in the Daily News.

The husband, Gaetano Lisco, leaving the 76th Precinct station house wearing pajamas, a robe and slippers, flashed a cell phone picture of his bloodied wife and told reporters, "This is a private matter," according to the News.

Lisco said he was working Friday night and had asked a bodega clerk to check up on his sickly wife, the paper reported.

“She was suffering from different syndromes,” Lisco told the News. “She was weak the past two weeks.”

He said the apartment door was left open so neighbors could check on Borst, the paper said.

The News reported the couple had no history of domestic violence.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.