Mother and daughter found fatally stabbed in NY Home – NBC New York

A mother and daughter were found dead and their suspected killer is on the run, the mayor and police commissioner of Yonkers said Tuesday.

The couple was spotted Monday afternoon in a home on Shipman Avenue after police officers responded to a welfare call.

Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said the call came after a friend reported not hearing from one of the victims for a number of days. The daughter was reportedly last seen last Friday, according to information police had collected Tuesday.

There was no response when police knocked on the front door Monday afternoon. Then officers discovered a broken window in the back of the house, Mueller said, before police entered the home and found the deceased victims.

The women, both in adulthood, were found with significant knife trauma. At a news conference Tuesday, Mueller did not say whether detectives had found any weapons in the residence.

Mayor Mike Spano tried to reassure the public, noting that officials believed the deaths were isolated and that there were no existing threats against others.

“The police department and the detectives will work around the clock to do what they have to do to catch the person who committed this crime,” Spano said.

The police commissioner would not give specific details about any persons of interest in the case, but assured that investigators spoke with a number of parties and actively hunted down several clues.

Mueller said it was too early in the investigation to say whether the broken window was a sign of forced entry. He reiterated that the police investigation is still in its early stages “right now.”

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