PORT MORRIS — A man suspected of strangling his ex-wife was found hanging in a closet steps away in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide.
The woman, Djamila Requieghmuda, 55, of Brooklyn, was reported missing by her daughter on Wednesday, according to the NYPD.
A day later, she was discovered by police around 4 a.m. inside 728 E. 136th St. with wire wrapped around her neck, lying under a dolly and several blankets, police said.
Requieghmuda was pronounced dead at the scene with signs of trauma to the head. Police originally believed that she was beaten to death, but the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later determined that she was strangled by a rope or cord. The death was classified a homicide.
Her ex-husband, Fathy Hmada, 58 — who worked in the building, the site of a furniture factory and Sluggers Baseball Academy — was found Thursday night dead in the closet, the apparent victim of a suicide, according to a police source.
The investigation is ongoing.