Cops are investigating the suspicious death of a 70-year-old woman from Brooklyn whose body was found inside her home Monday — with her legs bound by an electrical cord, sources said.
The victim, who was identified by family and friends as Noreen Mulzac, of Canarsie, was discovered by her daughter at around 2:30 p.m., according to a police source.
The septuagenarian had been lying on her side, her legs tied with the electrical cord, when authorities arrived at the scene, the source said.
At first, many residents living near Mulzac’s home at 10541 Flatlands 3rd St. said they thought she had died of natural causes — on account of her age — but they eventually realized that something far more sinister had happened once detectives showed up.
“I came home from work at about 4:30 p.m. and the neighbor right next door to her walked up to me and said, ‘Did you know Noreen is dead?’ and I said ‘no what do you mean?’ At that point I thought it was of natural causes,” recalled Freddie Moses, a 55-year-old neighbor.
“But having a detective come and question me — it must be a homicide,” he said. “I was blown away…It’s very tragic. She was very nice and very pleasant, I never saw her Ill tempered.”
The circumstances surrounding Mulzac’s death remained a mystery on Monday night.
Cops were still waiting for the Medical Examiner to determine a cause as of 8 p.m., the police source said.
Friends described Mulzac as a great person who immigrated from Trinidad and worked as a nurse with the developmentally disabled.
“She’s a very nice lady,” said Dwhyte Drysdale, who rents from Mulzac. “She was like a mom to us. Anything that we asked her she was always willing to give to us. This is hard. I was at work and my brother called and said somebody told him that she got killed.”
Veronica Franklin, who worked with Mulzac and knew her for 25 years, said she had just spoke to her last week — and that everything seemed fine.
“I spoke with her maybe Wednesday about normal, every day things,” she said. “I send motivational messages [to her] every day, but she hasn’t responded since Wednesday. I didn’t think anything of it because as a nurse you’re busy all the time…I don’t even know what to think. This is surprising.”
Marjorie Curtis, a former colleague of Mulzac’s, told The Post she last saw her on Thursday.
“I expected her to go to work Friday night,” she said, adding that she called Mulzac several…