Suffolk homicide detectives said that a Lake Grove woman was found dead in her home Thursday afternoon.
The body of the woman, whose name police were withholding Thursday night, was discovered about 2 p.m. in the Win Place home by someone who lives there, said Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, commanding officer of the homicide squad. He declined to provide details.
"The circumstances of her death are being investigated right now," he said. "A crime scene was established inside the house and it's currently being processed."
Beyrer, who spoke to reporters at the scene Thursday night, said there had been no arrests. "We believe it's an isolated incident and not a random crime," Beyrer said.
Relatives of the victim, who were visibly distraught Thursday night, were comforted by neighbors as police conducted their investigation well into the night.
Neighbors identified the victim as Tricia Odierna.
According to property records, the house is owned by Odierna and Paul Leitgeb.
Before he retired, Leitgeb worked as an NYPD transit division officer from 1990 to 2011, according to an NYPD source.
Police said that Fourth Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call from the home with the intention of making a forced entry based on information provided by the caller. A resident came out of the house and police discovered the body inside.
Beyrer said two adults and five children lived there. He added, "We're trying to determine what time this incident happened. There was another resident home and that person was interviewed and has been released. We don't even believe he was a witness."
When asked whether detectives had spoken with the victim's husband, he said, "We haven't spoken with him. We would certainly like to speak with him, but we're not going to narrow our focus right now."
With Zachary R. Dowdy and Anthony M. DeStefano