Cops trying to make sense of mother, daughter murder in Englewood

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On Wednesday, Englewood police remained stationed outside the home where a mother and daughter were found murdered inside.

According to prosecutors, they have been in contact with several people that may have been connected to the crime that left 40-year-old Tammy Pitts Gaddy and her young daughter dead,  but have not made an arrest yet.

The scene unfolded Tuesday when a neighbor flagged down police to report a robbery inside Pitts Gaddy’s apartment on West Palisade Avenue.   Turns out, it was actually her family who broke in after not hearing from their loved one and wanted to check on her.


Instead, they made the grizzly discovery of her dead body.   She was found on the first floor with multiple stab wounds, while her 3-year old daughter was found suffocated in the basement.   Prosecutors say a black plastic bag was found near the young girl’s body, but have not said that was the murder weapon.

Prosecutor’s spent most of Tuesday interviewing each of the family members who were inside the crime scene as well as Pitts Gaddy’s former husband.  However, none of them have been charged with the double homicide yet.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says that this was not a random crime, and that Pitts Gaddy knew who her attacker was.   Molinelli also believes that there was only one killer.

The investigation is ongoing.

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