News Brooklyn woman found dead with hands cuffed, bag over head, NYPD says The 34-year-old woman was found in her Flatbush apartment, police said. A Brooklyn woman was found dead with her hands cuffed and a plastic bag over her head on Sunday, police said. Photo Credit: Rajvi Desai By Nicole Brown with Rajvi Desai email@example.com @ncb417 Updated March 19, 2018 12:43 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A woman was found dead with her hands handcuffed behind her back and a plastic bag over her head in her Brooklyn apartment Sunday afternoon, police said. Officers found Ketsia Zephir, 34, on the floor of her bedroom inside the apartment on East 21st Street, near Newkirk Avenue, in Flatbush at about 3:15 p.m. after her father called 911, the NYPD said. Zephir was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no apparent signs of a struggle in the room, according to police. Zephir didn’t talk much with neighbors, said John Jacques, 61, who lives next door to the victim. “She wouldn’t say hi to anyone. That’s just the way she was,” he said. But he added that he has a good relationship with the other people living in the apartment. There are at least three other residents of the apartment, according to the building’s superintendent. “If I needed something or wanted to know something, I knew I could knock on the door and talk to them,” Jacques said. “I never heard an argument between them,” he added. “They were very good neighbors.” The medical examiner will determine Zephir’s cause of death and the investigation is ongoing. By Nicole Brown with Rajvi Desai firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.