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(BlackMediaScoop) A pregnant mother of four killed in her New York City apartment the day before her wedding died from slash and stab wounds to her neck, authorities said Sunday. Cops say she may be the first of many victims.

Police found a note under her body. Its warning: One pregnant woman will be killed every week until “the DC sniper” is released. Police doubt the authenticity of the threat, saying it’s likely intended to distract them. The Brooklyn victim, 38-year-old Vindalee Smith, was due to be married the next day to a man who is still married to someone else, sources tell police. Her unborn baby did not survive. Authorities see no link between Smith, the killer, and convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo.

Ex-neighbors recalled Smith and her sister arguing as Smith was evicted from her previous apartment, apparently a common occurrence. “The sister was yelling, ‘You’re messing with a married man,’ and, ‘You don’t know who the baby daddy is! You’re choosing your boyfriend over your kids!’”

Smith was found on the floor of her home in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn on Saturday. Neighbors said she had moved into the area in recent weeks. Her other children are older and did not live with her.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry, and no weapon was recovered. Investigators were looking for a possible suspect and spoke to Smith’s fiance as well as friends and family.

Smith had once feuded with a former neighbor who threatened to kill her, but it was months ago and the trouble had stopped when she moved to the new apartment, the Rev. Ferron Francis told WNBC.

On Sunday, police tape blocked off the street to keep people away from the brownstone home. “It just hurts,” said Smith’s neighbor Beverly Fraser. “It’s really sad that the person had to take two lives, two innocent lives.”

Smith was a devout Seventh-day Adventist and attended New Dimension Church, about half a block from her residence.

The brutal, unexpected death “is tragic, it has broken our hearts,” Francis said.

Smith had joined the church about three years ago, said Andrew Connor, a deacon at New Dimension.

“She was dedicated to her family,” he said. “She was beautiful and this is very surreal.”