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Medical exminer probes ex-Post editor's mysterious Cobble Hill death

A Google Maps photo of 388 Clinton Street, where the crime occurred

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday said that tests to determine the cause of death of Elizabeth Ann Borst, the Cobble Hill resident who was found on the floor of home with a massive wound to her head, were inconclusive. The office is now conducting tissue and toxicology tests to further determine the cause, Grace Brugess, a spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner, told the Eagle.

Ms. Borst, 55, who was reportedly the “letters to the editor” editor of the New York Post in the 1990s, was found late Friday night by a neighbor after her husband, who was working that night, became worried after she didn’t answer the phone. Although her head was spewing blood, according to the Daily News, she was still alive when discovered. She was taken to Long Island College Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Ms. Borst lived on Clinton Street near Sackett Street with her husband, actor Gaetano Lisco. Her husband described her as being sickly and suffering from several different ailments.

He also said that the couple left the front door of their apartment open so that neighbors could keep tabs on her health, according to the News, which added that the couple had no history of domestic abuse.

February 25, 2013 - 6:00pm


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