Mystery surrounds death of woman found with cuts on her chest inside an Astoria apartment

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Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found in an Astoria home last week with cuts on her chest.

Authorities said that at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 5, officers from the 114th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding a foul odor coming from a second-floor apartment on Steinway Street near 25th Avenue.

Upon their arrival, police found 28-year-old Dhuha Sabaa lying on the floor, unconscious and unresponsive, with lacerations to her chest.

EMS responded to the apartment and declared Sabaa dead at the scene.

Sources familiar with the investigation indicated that there were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. Police officially ruled the incident a homicide on Sept. 9.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Updated at 4:10 p.m.