Police release the son of Gravesend woman, 91, who was found dead In their home

November 9, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Police take out the body of Petrina Masotto from her 26th Avenue home. Eagle photo by Mark Mellone
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A 55-year-old man was released from police custody on Thursday evening after authorities concluded that his 91-year-old mother died of natural causes, police said.

Petrina Masotto was found unconscious and unresponsive by police on Wednesday afternoon after a relative called 911 to report an assault inside the 26th Avenue home.

Masotto’s son, who lived in a separate apartment in the two-family home, was taken into custody and admitted to Coney Island Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

The nonagenarian died of natural causes, police told the Eagle on Friday.

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The son was released and not charged, police said.


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