Police in New York City say a man led officers conducting a wellness check to a bedroom where they found the decomposing body of an 85-year-old woman who was wrapped inside plastic bags.

Police say Erika Kraus-Breslin was declared dead at the scene Wednesday afternoon at her home in the Queens neighborhood of Ridgewood.

The medical examiner's office will determine a cause of death. An investigation is underway.

The 30-year-old man who took police to the body has been taken into custody.

Police say they can't comment on how long Kraus-Breslin had been dead.