NYPD: Woman found dead inside home, man arrested on murder charge

Posted: Updated:


UPDATE: Police say they have arrested 36-year-old Arnel Henry on a murder charge in the death of Marie Louis.

 Stay with News 12 for developing details. Earlier coverage below:

Police are investigating a homicide after a 77-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment in Kensington.

The victim, who has been identified as Marie Louis, was found unconscious and unresponsive at her home at 599 East 7th St. around 10 p.m. Monday.

News 12 is told she was found after one of her son's called police for a wellness check. Louis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Exclusive video shows the 77-year-old inside the building's the elevator less than 20 minutes before officers would find her dead in her 4th floor apartment.

Police say she lived at her home with two of her sons. News 12 is told she was her 36-year-old son's caretaker and that he had a medical history.

Police say he was taken to the hospital for a psych evaluation. They tell News 12 this is an ongoing investigation.

  • Brooklyn SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards

    Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards

    Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG AwardsSights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
    Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG AwardsSights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
    Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
    Sights and scenes from the 2020 SAG Awards
  • Highly anticipated movies for 2020

    Highly anticipated movies for 2020

    Here's a list of some highly anticipated movies coming out in 2020.
    Here's a list of some highly anticipated movies coming out in 2020.
  • Just Married in Brooklyn

    Just Married in Brooklyn

    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.
    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.
    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.
    News 12 Brooklyn wants to announce your wedding.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."