By Carol Tannenhauser
A woman was found dead in her apartment at 710 West End Avenue (between 94th and 95th), early Sunday morning “with a laceration to her neck,” according to police. She was identified as Susan Trott, 70. Police said there was no forced entry and no weapon was found. They are investigating the death as a homicide.
The building’s super gave police access to Ms. Trott’s 14th-floor apartment at around five a.m., after her business partner in London placed a 911 call, according to The New York Times. He was worried because he hadn’t been able to reach Ms. Trott since last Wednesday. “Once inside, they saw a trail of blood leading from the living room to the bedroom, where the body was found, clothed and lying on her back, the police said,” the Times reported.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Trott was a copywriter and creative strategist. She had been working as a creative partner at Code Modern, a marketing group in New York and London, since 2016.
Ms. Trott was reportedly a lifelong New Yorker. A neighbor said she lived alone.
She was known as a protector of animals.