Syracuse Police are searching for a suspect in connection with the murder of an elderly woman at the Skyline Apartments on James Street.

The family of the victim has identified her as 93-year-old Connie Tuori, who was found in her apartment home Wednesday after officers were called for a status check.

The police chief says his department is all too familiar with the building, which has been a hot spot for crime.

"We have reports of drugs, larceny, burglary, I've had an overdose here, and also assaults. We certainly have had frustrating interaction with the management of this property," said Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh also reacted to the homicide, saying the senseless act of violence makes him sick.

He released a statement Wednesday saying, "The management of Skyline Apartments has been the focus of increased enforcement for health, housing, and safety concerns in recent months. I’m angry over what the people who live there have been put through and are now experiencing. We will use every authority available to us to make the Skyline a safer place for its residents and our entire community.”

The apartment building is owned by local football star Tim Green and his son Troy. Spectrum News is reaching out to them to see if they have any response.

Anyone with information about what happened to Tuori can call police at 315-442-5222.