Cops identified the man who they believe murdered his girlfriend in her Bronx home this week — before her body was discovered by her 14-year-old daughter, police said.
Angel DeJesus, 44, of Brooklyn, is suspected in the death of 35-year-old Belkis Lopez, whose daughter found her inside a bedroom — with a rubber band around her neck — in the home on East 158th Street near Melrose Avenue in Melrose Monday morning, authorities said.
It was unclear whether the teen or someone else called 911.
EMS responded and pronounced Lopez dead at the scene.
The boyfriend was at the home when the teen last saw her mom alive around 1 a.m., but he had left by the time she was found dead, police sources said.
Police released a photo late Monday of DeJesus, who is shown shirtless with a large tattoo on his arm.
Two other children, 3 and 5, were in the home at the time but unharmed, the sources said.
The city medical examiner’s office will officially determine Lopez’s cause of death.
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