2 people found dead at Bensonhurst apartment

BROOKLYN - Police say officers called to investigate a burglary found a man and a woman dead inside a Bensonhurst apartment Thursday evening.

The bodies of 71-year-old William Romano and 36-year-old Elviza Aronova were found shortly after 5 p.m. at 8020 Bay Parkway. Residents say Romano used to be the building's landlord and Aronova was his live-in girlfriend.

Police say they discovered Romano's body in the bathtub and Aronova's on the bed covered with a sheet. According to investigators, no weapons were found with the bodies. Aronova was stabbed and suffered blunt force trauma, police say. Romano also suffered head trauma.

Tenants described Romano as a good landlord who got along well with all the residents.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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