The ex-boyfriend accused of fatally stabbing his former lover and her six-year-old daughter in their Bronx apartment late on Saturday night has apparently taken his own life, police said.
Officers from the 47th Precinct discovered the dead mother and daughter while conducting a wellness check at a home on the 4000 block of Monticello Avenue in Edenwald at about 11:56 p.m. on March 5.
Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement sources said, the officers located the two victims — a 26-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter — inside a bedroom. Both had suffered multiple stab wounds about their bodies, and were unconscious and unresponsive.
Responding EMS units pronounced them dead at the scene. Their identities were withheld, pending family notification, police reported.
During an investigation, police identified Caleb Duberry, 34, of Bivonia Street in the Bronx as the prime suspect.
However, Duberry was found dead inside his apartment when police arrived there Sunday, authorities said.