News Brooklyn man in custody after 91-year-old mother found dead The victim's son has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police said. A 91-year-old woman was found dead in her Gravesend home on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne/Theodore Parisienne By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated November 8, 2018 11:13 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 91-year-old woman was found dead and her son taken into custody after police were called to the woman's Brooklyn home for a report of an assault, police said. Petrina Masotto was unresponsive when officers arrived at her Gravesend home on 26th Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. Masotto was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 55-year-old son was taken into custody and then brought to Coney Island Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.