A woman found dead in her Lake Grove home Thursday was a real estate attorney, records show.
Suffolk County police were investigating the death of the woman who neighbors identified as Tricia Odierna, though police had neither officially released her name nor provided further details Friday.
As police stood guard outside the Win Place home Friday afternoon, neighbor Rich Aichinger, 46, said he and his wife had known Odierna for three years.StoryCops: Long Island woman found dead in homeVideoPolice: Woman found dead in Lake Grove homeDataLI crime stats
"She was a nice person, a great person, a great friend and a good mom, " Aichinger said.
Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, commanding officer of the homicide squad, told reporters Thursday evening that the body of the woman was discovered early that afternoon by someone who lives at the home. Beyrer said two adults and five children lived there.
"We believe it's an isolated incident and not a random crime," Beyrer said.
Records show that Odierna, 42, graduated from Touro College Fuchsberg Law Center and was admitted to the bar in 2001. Her practice is listed as being in the home.
She had previously been listed as a director and treasurer of a Melville-based company named National Debt Adjusters Inc.
Property records list Odierna and Paul Leitgeb, 47, as the owners of the Win Place home.
Leitgeb is a retired NYPD transit division officer, according to an NYPD source.
On Thursday, police said they wanted to speak to Leitgeb but had not done so, though they said: "We're not going to narrow our focus right now."