Shocked family members find nurse strangled, wrapped in a sheet with her teeth knocked out: Report

A New York City nurse was found strangled in her home near John F. Kennedy airport this week.

The New York Post reports that police found Samantha Stewart, a 29-year-old nurse, dead of apparent strangulation in her Queens apartment on Tuesday night. Stewart’s concerned brothers had gone to check up on her after they couldn’t reach her by phone.

“I ran in the house,” Samantha’s 17-year-old brother Keniel told the New York Post, having gone there with his brother.

“I took a glimpse of her and went back outside. That’s not how I wanted to remember her, so I didn’t want to see her.”

Shocked relatives told the New York Post that Stewart was found with her teeth knocked out and her body wrapped in a sheet. Her tongue was reportedly hanging out of her mouth.

The City’s Medical Examiner told the newspaper that Steward died of “manual strangulation,” and that her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Steward worked as a nurse at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, and was reportedly one of seven children.

There are no known suspects in the apparent murder at this time, and police have not released any information about a possible motive.

This a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates once more information is available.