SHIRLEY - Police are searching for the boyfriend of a woman found dead in her Shirley apartment.

Elizabeth Hernandez, 33, was found dead in her basement apartment with a wound to her abdomen. Investigators say the mother of two's body was hidden, but wouldn't say exactly how or where.

Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick says Hernandez had an order of protection against her boyfriend Cleon Brown.

"He's certainly someone we'd like to speak with," Fitzpatrick said. "He's conspicuous in his absence."

Neighbors tell News 12 that Hernandez had lived in the Auborn Avenue apartment for less than a year. Police say they had been called to the apartment numerous times for domestic disputes.