SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney says the death of elderly woman on Stanford Street in Schenectady is an apparent homicide.
Schenectady police began the investigation Tuesday as a "suspicious death" they say occurred inside 1402 Stanford Street in Schenectady where the victim, 82-year-old Mary Greco, was found dead. Her body was found by the owners of her apartment building, who called police.
Carney says police have obtained a search warrant for the residence as the investigation continues. Police say there are no suspects in custody at this time.
A cause of Greco's death, expected to be determined by an autopsy, has not been released.
Greco's car, which had been parked at the crime scene, was located by police in the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot shortly after she was found. Carney says it's presumed police obtained a search warrant for the car as well.
Police say Greco was a retired nun and her neighbors describe her as a kind and caring person.
She was a frequent attendee of Saint Luke's Church on State Street. The pastor at Saint Luke's tells NEWS10 Mary had a passion for helping people. "How sad that a kind soul like her would meet such a violent end," he said.
Schenectady police say more information is expected to be released Wednesday afternoon. Check back to NEWS10.com for updates.