A tragic incident unfolded on the Upper West Side when a man, who was also the building superintendent, took the lives of his wife and their two young sons before ending his own life. The family was found in their fourth-floor apartment on West 86th Street, near Riverside Drive, shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, according to police reports.
The parents, aged 41 and 40, and their two sons, aged 1 and 3, were discovered by the wife’s father and another relative, who is the superintendent of a nearby building. The relatives decided to check on the family after not hearing from them since Sunday morning.
Upon arriving at the apartment, the relatives found the door locked from the inside. After drilling out the lock and entering the apartment, they were met with a horrifying scene and immediately called 911.
First responders arrived to find the two children in the living room, each with multiple stab wounds. Nearby, two knives were found. The mother was found in the hallway, her neck bearing a deep cut. The father was discovered in a bedroom, lying on a bed with a knife next to him.
The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The police are withholding their identities until the family has been notified.
According to sources, the father had no known criminal history, and there was no record of police being previously called to the family’s apartment. The investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing.