SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – A 100-year-old woman was found shot to death in her Long Island home.
Suffolk County police say Jessie Burke was discovered by her daughter Sunday afternoon when she returned from the grocery store. The woman was found in sitting in a chair in the den. Police say there was no sign of forced entry and apparently nothing was stolen from the home. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Burke was described as a spry woman who loved crossword puzzles. She lived with her daughter, and had three other children. Police have not questioned the daughter in the slaying.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the homicide squad or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.