A 36-year-old Farmingville woman discovered dead in her home Sunday was the victim of violence, Suffolk County police said.

Sixth Precinct officers responded to 108 Berkshire Drive in Farmingville following a 911 call Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:18 p.m. and found Monica Lino, who lives in the home, dead inside.

Her body was originally discovered by her nephew, police said.

Further investigation revealed “she was a victim of violence,” police said.

The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Police say the investigation is continuing and ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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Christopher Twarowski is editor in chief of the Long Island Press and its chief of investigations. He holds an M.S. in Journalism with a specialization in investigative journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was an inaugural member of the school’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. He also holds an M.A. from the school with a concentration in business and economics. Twarowski has written for the financial and metro desks of The Washington Post and has earned more than 100 local, state and national journalism awards and accolades.