Crime scene tape stretches across 75th St at Columbus Ave.
New York City Police are investigating a brutal double murder on Manhattan’s Upper West Side tonight. The New York Daily News reports
the victims are two of the children of Kevin Krim
, a CNBC Senior VP and General Manager of Digital. The children, 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 1-year-old Leo Krim, were stabbed to death by their nanny, who then turned the knife on herself. The New York Times reports
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that the mother, Marina Krim, had left her apartment a block from Central Park at 57 West 75th Street with one of her children, a 3-year-old girl. The two other children were left with the nanny, identified as Yoselyn Ortega, 50.
When Ms. Krim returned around 5:30 p.m., the commissioner said, she found a dark apartment. She went back down to the lobby to ask the doorman if he had seen the nanny and her children. When told that they had not left the building, she returned to the apartment. She turned the lights on in the bathroom and discovered her two children in the bathtub and the nanny unconscious on the floor.
Krim (right) joined CNBC in March from Bloomberg where he was head of Bloomberg Digital. More from the Times:
Ms. Krim had worked in California for a wholesaler of powders made from exotic fruits, like acai berries and pomegranates, according to her LinkedIn profile.
A neighbor said that in New York, Ms. Krim largely devoted her time to her children. This past year she taught a weekly early-childhood art class at the Hippo Playground Parkhouse on 91st Street.
> More: A joint statement from Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, Steve Burke, CEO of NBCU and Mark Hoffman, CEO and president of CNBC:
A member of the CNBC family has suffered an unimaginable loss. The sadness that we all feel for Kevin, Marina and their family is without measure. Our thoughts, prayers and unwavering support are with them all.
“Today” show’s story Friday morning: