24-year-old woman’s body found outside mom’s Mount Vernon home



The bloodied body of a 24-year-old woman was discovered dumped outside the front door of her mom’s Westchester County home early Tuesday — after she had left suddenly the night before.

Police received a tip about 7 a.m. Tuesday and responded to the residence on Summit Avenue in Mount Vernon, where they found Alexandria Castano’s lifeless body, according to News 12 Bronx.

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Alexandria Castano left her home abruptly Monday evening.
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The woman’s mother, Lucia Castano, told the news outlet that her daughter left abruptly the previous evening while they were preparing dinner.

About a half-hour later, she told the station, Alexandria sent her a text that she was headed back — but she never showed up and didn’t answer her phone.

Alexandria’s sister said she wants answers about the mysterious death.

“She just kept saying, ‘Someone killed my daughter!’” Cristina Benitez told News 12 about her mother. “Someone did something to her, I know it. I just want to know what happened to my sister.”

The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The Post has reached out to Mount Vernon police.


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