Police were searching Monday for the father of two young girls who were found stabbed to death along with their mother in a Queens apartment.
Deisy Garcia, 21, and her daughters, 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia, were found in a bedroom at their apartment on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica about 7 p.m. Sunday, police said. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Garcia and Daniela had multiple stab wounds to their torsos, police said. Yaslin was stabbed several times in the chest. Investigators found at least one knife in the home.
Other members of the household discovered the gruesome scene, police said.
Police said the girls' father, 28-year-old Miguel Mejia-Ramos, is a suspect.
"He's disappeared some place, but we'll find him," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Police released a photo of Mejia-Ramos and said he drives a white 2001 Chevrolet commercial van with the license plate 22128MD and a white 1995 Dodge Suburban with the license plate GHS2798.
Several members of Garcia's church stood outside the apartment Sunday night as police worked the scene. Friends of Garcia said they knew little about the children's father.
Sarai Hernandez said Garcia and her daughters are from Guatemala and that the mother dances every weekend at church. She said she thought it was strange that the family wasn't there Sunday.
"She was always a happy person, in church she danced for everybody," Hernandez said.
Police released this photo of Miguel Mejia-Ramos.