WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - West Seneca Police are trying to piece together a possible homicide case, and the victim's son is a person of interest. Officers found a woman dead inside her apartment on Burch Place, near the city line. According to detectives, out-of-town friends called police to check on the welfare of 77-year-old Carol Quinn. Police who responded to the house say they found the woman deceased under suspicious circumstances.
Monday morning, police say they are searching for a person of interest in the case, Quinn's son 45-year-old Primitivo Cruz. You can see his photo in the attached pictures. Sources tell News 4 Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg Quinn's son had been living with her, but she wanted him to leave because of his alleged problems with alcohol. West Seneca Police say and order of protection had been granted after a recent domestic dispute involving Carol Quinn and her son.
Chief Daniel Denz said Cruz arrived at the scene and was shortly interviewed, before being released. Police say he was released before specific details were revealed. Now, police would like to speak with Cruz for additional questioning.
News 4 has learned that Quinn was a retired teacher's aide for the Buffalo Public Schools. Quinn was said to be very well loved and respected in the community.
Neighbors say nothing like this has ever happened in their community. They say she is a nice woman, who always had a smile on her face. One neighbor told News 4 everyone in the neighborhood knew her, because she always sat outside waving to everyone.
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