Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

Glen Mclaughlin
December 29, 2017

Investigators say Wells had bruising to the neck and appears to have been pushed down the stairs, though officials are awaiting autopsy results to determine an official cause of death.

Later, at approximately 9:50 am, police discovered the body Tonie Wells at the bottom of the staircase leading to the basement of the home on Sterling Place, near Albany Avenue.

- The NYPD suspended two cops while it investigates how they handled a 911 call to check on a woman in Brooklyn who later ended up dead.

Neighbors reportedly alerted police after hearing the cries of her two-year-old daughter.

According to the New York Post, police received a call from the sister of 22-year-old Tonie Wells, who was concerned about the safety of her sibling, whose husband may have been putting her in considerable danger.

She had trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Wells' young child was also found in the house.

Law enforcement sources told PIX11 News that Wells was apparently strangled and thrown down the stairs.

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The woman was 22-year-old Tonie Wells.

Remember the Black American Man Barry Wells who went viral After he shared photos of his back tattooed with his wife's face on it to celebrate their 5th Anniversary, read that one here.

'They seemed like a nice family, ' Ruiz said of the couple, whose Facebook pages are both filled with photos of each other.

Neighbors told the newspaper they were shocked by the violent tragedy.

"An initial determination deemed this person's death to be suspicious and it is now being investigated", said deputy chief Michael Kempfer, according to CBS News.

"The entire incident, including any potential communication and response issues, are being reviewed by the department", a police spokesman said in a statement to the New York Daily News.

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