2 young children find mother dead inside NYC apartment

NEW YORK, New York -- Two young children made a horrifying discovery: their mother's body inside their apartment.

Luz Perez, 40, was found dead early Sunday morning in the bedroom of her home. Authorities said Perez's children were only 2- and 4-years-old, and were left to fend for themselves.

Eyewitness News was told the children banged on their first floor front window, desperate for help, until they got the attention of a stranger outside walking by.

"I feel bad because they took a human being's life, especially a woman," one neighbor said. "Instead of protecting her, someone took her life."

As police removed evidence from the apartment on Sunday night, neighbors were left without answers.

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