A 67-year-old woman was found dead of a knife wound to the neck while her 44-year-old son was unconscious, possibly from an overdose, in their New Hyde Park home, Nassau County police said.

Irving Bloom, 69, returned to his family’s house on Knolls Drive, where he found his wife, Sandra, dead on the kitchen floor at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said. When officers arrived at the scene, they found his son, Vaughn, unconscious and “in need of medical assistance” on the couch with a syringe containing a yet-to-be identified substance nearby, authorities added.

“It’s apparent that… Mrs. Bloom did suffer a neck wound from a knife that was recovered at the scene,” Homicide Squad Det. Sgt. James Skopek told reporters during a news conference at police headquarters in Mineola. “It’s a large kitchen knife within the kitchen area.”

Vaughn was taken to a local hospital, where he was initially listed in guarded condition and is now in “somewhat stable” condition, Skopek said.

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. Skopek noted that there were no signs of a break-in, and that it’s unclear exactly how long the woman was dead and son was unconscious before they were found.

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