THE BRONX - Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in her apartment yesterday morning.

Officials say the body of 47-year-old Loretta Ashley was found in her apartment at 1755 Bruckner Blvd. at around 9:30 a.m.

Neighbors say they saw Ashley's boyfriend leave the apartment the day before they found her body. Police say they have questioned the boyfriend but have not arrested him.

The medical examiner has yet to determine if the death was a homicide.

Ashley leaves behind three children.