Belkis Lopez, 35, had a rope or some sort of rubber band around her neck when her daughter found her dead in a bedroom inside their brick rowhouse on E. 158th St. in Melrose about 8 a.m., police said.
Frantic, the daughter called relatives, police said. Family members then raced to the scene and 911 was called.
Police said they are looking for Lopez’s on-again, off-again boyfriend.
In April 2017, police filed a domestic incident report for harassment after Lopez told officers the boyfriend had threatened her.
“If I can’t have you, no one will,” he allegedly said.
The death is being treated as a suspected homicide though the official cause of death has not yet been determined.Internet Explorer Channel Network