Yes, it is true that our dear dry cleaner at Eden on 10th Avenue and Windsor was found dead this morning. Most neighbors knew her as Linda; she and her husband used to run their shop where the glass store is now on Windsor before moving to the former toy store on 10th Avenue. She has been robbed before, at both locations, and the store vandalized.
This morning, concerned neighbors called the police around 8:20 am because the store was not open; the gates were down but unlocked; the front door was unlocked; the lights were off; there were clothes left on the counter; and, most worrisome, her pocket book was unattended on a side window sill. When the police didn't arrive promptly, the young woman who works with her became increasingly agitated, and a neighbor walked back to the bathroom to check. He found her body and the police were called again. They arrived within five minutes, along with the fire department and EMS. The woman was laying on her stomach with blood--not a large amount, according to one fireman--on the floor. Neighbors did not see her car, which is white. Her body was removed by the medical examiner around 3:30 pm.
If you saw anything, please contact the precinct. It is a terrible thought that one of our neighbors may have suffered any fear or pain, but it is possible to help now by straightening out exactly what happened when.