NEW YORK — The NYPD says it has suspended two officers after questions arose about how they responded to check on a woman who was later found dead.

The body of 22-year-old Tonie Wells was found at the base of a stairwell in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment Wednesday. Police said she had bruising on her neck and other signs of trauma.

Her 2-year-old daughter was found in the home unharmed. Her husband is in police custody and is being questioned.

An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

The NYPD said the incident was under review. The suspended officers reported no sign of distress when they checked on the woman after the initial call at 8:40 a.m. Different officers found the body after another call was placed around 10 a.m.

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