93-year-old woman found dead in a New York apartment. Murder suspect then lived in the home after the killing.

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Mar. 26 2021, Published 5:16 p.m. ET

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A 93-year-old was found murdered in a Syracuse, New York, apartment and police say the suspected killed lived in the home after committing the crime. 

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Police say the murder happened on Feb. 26, but the victim’s body was not found until last week, according to Local Syracuse.

Victoria Afet, 23, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in connection to the woman's killing. She has been in jail since Feb. 28 on unrelated charges, according to the news group.

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Police identified the victim as Connie Tuori, 93, and the cause of death is still under investigation.

Afet was implicated in the crime because of surveillance video that showed her following Tuori into her apartment, according to media reports.

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Police believe Afet took Tuori’s keys and began living in the apartment after her death.

Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick said that there were other people going in and out of the apartment during the three weeks that Tuori was dead in her home and Afet acted as she lived there. 

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“If those people are cooperative with police, and I have explained this to Connie’s nieces and nephews, they will not be charged. But if they obfuscate or lie and they fail to cooperate, they will be charged with any crime I can levy against them,” Fitzpatrick told local media. 

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