Woman, 59 , found dead inside Bronx apartment

A Bronx woman’s body was found inside her apartment and police are searching for a relative they believe played a role in her death, authorities said Sunday.

Cops showed up to perform a wellness check at the apartment on Clinton Ave. near Crotona Ave. in Belmont about 8:10 p.m. Saturday. They were responding to a 911 call from someone worried about the welfare of the 59-year-old woman, police said.

Police needed firefighters to take down her door. Once inside the apartment, cops found the woman’s body lying at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Her name was not immediately released.

Cops were trying to track down a family member they believe is connected to her death but it was not immediately clear how the woman died, police said.