Wednesday, investigators deemed the death of a Bronx woman who plunged to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment building a homicide.
Maria Carolina Sanchez Tiburcio was a housekeeper in the Bronx apartment in Melrose on Grand Concourse near 163rd St. On Friday at about 3:00 PM, the woman fell to her death from the apartment’s fifth floor window.
The incident occurred during a robbery at the apartment. According to the city medical examiner, “multiple blunt impact injuries” were the cause of Tiburcio’s death.
Two men had broken into the apartment of 46-year-old Pedro Perez, where the victim was working as a housekeeper. During the home invasion robbery, the deadly plunge occurred.
Police are still unsure whether Tiburcio jumped, fell or was pushed. But, they are deeming it a robbery homicide.
Cops said the deadly plunge was the result of a home invasion robbery, in which two men broke into Perez’s apartment.
It is still not clear whether Tiburcio, a housekeeper tending to Perez’s apartment, fell, jumped or was pushed, police said.
After the two robbers barged inside, Perez chased them off with a loaded 9-mm. gun.
Responding officers spotted the pistol on Perez’s kitchen counter and arrested him. Perez did not have a permit or certificate of registration for the gun, officials said.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and released on $20,000 bail, records show.
Perez is due back in Bronx Criminal Court later Wednesday.