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Bronx Man Allegedly Killed Girlfriend

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Police were searching late Tuesday for a man who told authorities the previously day that he had killed his girlfriend in their Bronx apartment.

Authorities said they found a woman in her 30s just before 07:00 p.m. Monday inside her apartment on East 174th Street in the Soundview section of Bronx.

Sources said man called police around 06:45 p.m. Monday from a downtown Manhattan pay phone, saying he had killed his girlfriend on Wednesday and gave them the address of the apartment. He then ran off.

The woman had head trauma and had been dead for several days when she was found.

Candles and flowers were left in front of the couple's front door Tuesday night.

According to neighbours, it was well known that the couple fought, but nobody knew of physical abuse.

By late Tuesday, the city medical examiner was determining how the woman died and sources said no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.