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Mom, 2 toddlers fatally stabbed in NYC apartment

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Police on Monday were looking for a man wanted after the stabbing deaths of his two young daughters and their mother in their home.

The bodies of 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia and 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and their mother, 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, were discovered in a bedroom of their Queens apartment by other household members on Sunday night. They had been stabbed multiple times in their chests.

The girls' father, 28-year-old Miguel Mejia-Ramos, is considered a suspect in the case, police said. He's known to drive a white 2001 Chevrolet commercial van and a white Dodge Suburban, they said.

Members of Garcia's nearby church said she and her daughters were from Guatemala. They described her as a devoted mother who often danced at the church. They said they were surprised when she didn't show up for service on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the apartment, located over a pharmacy in the Jamaica section, at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

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