Police name family of four found stabbed to death in New York, finger father as mastermind

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Scene of the fatal stabbing. Photo: New York Post

The police on Tuesday released the names of  the family of four found stabbed to death in their Upper West Side apartment, Manhattan, New York on Monday.

The family of four, including two children were found stabbed to death in a gruesome stabbing on Monday in their apartment.

The police released the names as Edison Lopez, 41, his wife Alexandra, 40, and two sons Lucian, 3, and 1-year-old Calvin.

The police believe that their father stabbed them to death before killing himself too.

According to Daily News, Lopez was the superintendent of the building, a job neighbors said was handed down to him from his father, who used to be the building’s super before moving on to care for another property.

It was understood that Lopez’s father came to visit his grandchildren earlier Monday but was unable to get into the apartment, neighbors and police sources said.

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When he forced open the door, he found blood on the floor and called police.

Lopez’s body was found in bed while Alexandra was found dead in the apartment hallway, the sources said.

The New York Post, had said on Monday that police were investigating the case as a possible murder-suicide.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene just before 3pm Monday to perform a wellness check.

The Daily Mail added that the police found the family of four dead at the bloodied New York City apartment, as knives were found next to the bodies of the children.

The adult victims had their throats slit – and the children suffered stab wounds.

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