Woman found dead inside her Long Island home

She was found strangled in the home she shared with her family and police are investigating her death as a homicide.
1:43 | 01/18/20

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Transcript for Woman found dead inside her Long Island home
found asphyxiated inside her home. The one she shared with her family. ABC's Diane Macedo is here with more. Diane, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Police say Kelly Owen was expected at her daughter's after-school program. Instead they found her dead in her own bed. Now the question is who did this and why? This morning, Long Island police have announced they're on the hunt for a killer. This has now become a criminal homicide investigation and we're looking into it. Reporter: Police say around 8:00 A.M. 27-year-old Kelly Owen sent her daughter off to school. Hours later Owen was expected at her daughter's school for an after-school program but when her parents spotted her car still in the driveway at 3:30 P.M., they knew something was wrong. She was found lying in her bed not breathing. The medical examiner determined the cause of death asphyxiation by criminal means. Owen who was a nursing student lives in this New York suburban home with her parents, brother and 6-year-old daughter. The murder investigation is sending shock waves through their community of south farmingdale. It's a tragedy, my god. You don't like to hear about those kinds of things. Reporter: Authorities say there were no obvious signs of a break-in but are looking for any signs that lead to her killer. We scoured the area looking into her past or anybody that knows her. Reporter: They're hoping someone will come forward with information on anyone Owen may have been with that day. We've always been safe on this block. Never had a problem. I've been living here since nothing like this has ever happened before. Police are also looking for tips on Kelly's habits. Guys, at this point no piece of information is too small. Sending our best to that family. Thank you, Diane.

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