Husband Stabs Wife to Death Before Jumping From 6th Floor Apartment in Manhattan: Police - NBC New York

Husband Stabs Wife to Death Before Jumping From 6th Floor Apartment in Manhattan: Police

Both the 72-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife were pronounced dead at the scene

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    Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide in Inwood

    The death of a New York City couple shocked neighbors as police say a husband stabbed his wife before jumping to his death Sunday night. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A man allegedly stabbed his wife to death on the sofa in their Manhattan apartment, then leaped from the sixth floor to his death

    • The couple has been identified as 72-year-old Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo and 78-year-old Francia Walsh

    • No note was left behind but investigators found a knife in the living room near the woman's body

    A 72-year-old Manhattan man allegedly stabbed his wife to death before leaping from a sixth floor apartment to his own death Sunday night, authorities say.

    Officers responding to a call about a man who jumped from an apartment on Sherman Avenue in Inwood found Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo lying on the pavement, unconscious, with injuries consistent from a fall around 10 p.m.

    When cops went inside the apartment from where Albuja-Montalvo was believed to have jumped, they found 78-year-old Francia Walsh stabbed to death on the sofa. Both Walsh and Albuja-Montalvo were pronounced dead at the scene.

    The woman's death has been ruled a homicide. 

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    The man slit his own wrists before jumping from the apartment, according to police. No note was left behind but investigators found a knife in the living room near the woman's body.

    The couple have adult children but no one else was in the apartment when the bodies were found, authorities say. 

    Neighbors say they saw the man a couple of days before and there were no signs that anything was wrong. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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