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Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

Campo Albuja-Montalvo stabbed wife Francia Albuja-Montalvo to death, jumped out 6th story window

Police are investigating the deaths of a married couple in Manhattan as a murder-suicide, identifying the couple as Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo and his wife, Francia Walsh Albuja-Montalvo.

Officials spoke Monday, explaining that Campo, 72, stabbed Francis to deatn and then jumped out a window. Police responded to the 911 call around 10:20 p.m. Sunday for a report of a man who jumped from a building on Sherman Avenue near West 207th Street in Inwood.

According to witnesses at the scene, now confirmed in reports; Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo, 72, slits his wrists before leaping out the sixth-story window, bouncing off the second-floor balcony and landed on the cement, where police found him.

Francis, 78, was found on a sofa in the living room of the couple’s sixth-floor apartment with multiple stab wounds to her torso. Witnesses on the scene, noted that the couple was known around the neighborhood as having a volatile relationship.

Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they recovered a knife at the scene. Albuja-Montalvo did not leave a suicide note.

Authorities confirmed that the couple have adult children, but no one else was in the apartment when the bodies were found.

Police describe the investigation as ongoing.

photo/Alan Cleaver

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