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Husband, wife found dead at Inwood home in apparent murder-suicide: police

Posted: 4:43 AM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 08:17:42-04

INWOOD — Police are investigating after finding a husband and wife dead at their Upper Manhattan apartment late Sunday night in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police responded to a 911 call around 10:18 p.m. of a man who might have jumped from a building on Sherman Avenue, near West 207th Street, the NYPD says.

When officers arrived they found 72-year-old Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo lying on the pavement outside his building, unconscious and unresponsive, police said. The man's injuries and the 911 call lead police to believe he possibly jumped from his sixth-floor apartment, authorities said.

Upon gaining access to the couple's apartment, police found 78-year-old Francia Walsh on her living room sofa with several stab wounds to the torso, authorities said.

The husband and wife were both pronounced dead at the scene by EMS, according to police.

A neighbor who knew the man and woman told PIX11 the couple has four daughters.

Authorities said a knife was recovered at the scene and the investigation remains ongoing Monday morning.

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