The crime took place in the borough of Queens. The authorities believe that it is a case of domestic violence
They found three bodies in an apartment in New York (Brigitte Stelzer for The New York Post)
The New York Police found this Friday three bodies in an apartment in the borough of Queens. These are three women, who had stab marks on their necks.
The victims, according to the authorities, were 68, 47 and 26 years old and were mother, daughter and stepdaughter. The last one was disabled, bedridden and had arrived at the house from Jamaica a few months before.
The bodies were found in the property of the Springfield Garden residence on 182nd Street at 10:40 a.m. by the son of the youngest and a nurse who was caring for the woman.
The police officers working at the 182nd Street Springfield Garden residence building (Brigitte Stelzer for The New York Post)
Two hours earlier, around 8 in the morning, the man arrived at the apartment after concluding his working day but, having forgotten his key, he had to ring the bell but received no response. As a result, he decided to wait in his car until the health assistant arrived, who had a copy of the key. Finally, after 10:30 in the morning they were able to enter the house and found the worst scenario.
Quickly, realizing what had happened, the man called the neighborWilliam Sanders, 68 years old, who had a close relationship with the victims. “He called me and told me 'Will, run, come, I found mom dead,” the neighbor recalled to the New York Post, who did not hesitate and was on the scene in a matter of seconds.
“There was no one nicer,”, Sanders lamented after learning of the younger woman's death. “I can't believe it. I won't believe it until they leave the apartment with the body, ”he continued.
For her part, a cousin of the victim spoke to the same medium and assured that “I am trying to understand if I am in a dream or something. Is incredible. I know it's real. I don't see the bodies but I know it's real.”
Another of the victims worked in a family home taking care of a sick man. The man's daughter was surprised that her employee did not show up on time, so she called her and, after getting no response, she decided to go to the address. When she arrived, she broke down in tears. “We were so close. I thought she had just gone to sleep and she had fallen asleep,” she said. “My son is in school but when he finds out he's going to go crazy,” he continued.
Police officers flocked to the scene, claiming it was an “isolated” and “domestic” incident (Brigitte Stelzer for The New York Post)
Police officers flocked to the scene, nearby to JFK airport, and after evaluating the crime scene, they affirmed that it was an “isolated” incident and of a “domestic” type since no other cases of the style have been recorded in the area. That is why, apart from the fact that they have not yet been detained, there is not considered to be an imminent risk against the residents of the area.
Investigators suspect a relative that he would have been at the home during the early hours of the morning and that he left there at around five in the morning. However, there is no record of domestic violence in the circle.
Mayor Eric Adams at the crime scene (Brigitte Stelzer for The New York Post)
The Mayor Eric Adams was present for a few minutes at the crime scene, where he announced that “his heart goes out to the family” of the victims.
(With information from EFE, The New York Times and NBC)