NYPD Civilian Veteran Murdered By Son
On Monday, May 6th, Sylvia Scott, a decorated civilian NYPD veteran, was found stabbed to death in her home.
By Tuesday, detectives from the 100th Precinct had arrested her 35- year old son, Lonnie Corey Scott and charged him with her murder.
Scott, aged 60, was a senior administrative assistant who worked for the NYPD Queens Transit Bureau for nearly 32 years. She was named Employee of the Year in 2012.
According to the NYPD, at approximately 12:43 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a 911 call at Scott’s 76-00 Shore Front Parkway apartment.
Once inside they discovered her body, wrapped in garbage bags, blankets and carpeting.
EMS pronounced Scott dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner’s report confirmed she died as a result of choking, blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso.
After investigation, Scott’s son, who lived with his mother, was taken into custody at Beach 116th Street and Beach Channel Drive.
Along with second-degree murder, he was charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.
At an arraignment on Tuesday night, Scott was ordered held without bail. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
District Attorney Richard Brown reported Scott made statements to police explaining he and his mother had “argued about him getting a job. They began to tussle and he killed her.”
After wrapping the body, according the DA’s office, he went to a liquor store where he a made purchase. He was apprehended a short time later outside of a drugstore where he attempted to buy beer.
According to various sources, including a New York Times interview with a woman who identified herself as Scott’s girlfriend, just the day before, on Sunday, he was taken by ambulance to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway for psychiatric evaluation.
The girlfriend, who wished not to be named, told the Times that Scott had been “acting strange” all weekend.
At about 4:30 p.m. he was released from St. John’s into his mother’s care.
A spokesperson for the hospital advised they were “cooperating with the authorities in every way we can.”
The Times noted that Scott was convicted of assault relating to a violent stabbing attack on a previous girlfriend in 2006. Sentenced to five years in prison, he was released in 2010.
Police sources stated the case is still under investigation.