Elderly woman found murdered inside Queens apartment

NYPD officers responding to reports of an unconscious person found a 78-year-old woman dead in her Queens bedroom with a slash to her head.

A machete was also found next to the body.

Maria Diaz was discovered shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday inside her bedroom on the second floor of 218-44 Hillside Avenue in Queens Village, a police spokesperson said.

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EMS responded but she was already dead. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.