WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers are investigating a potential attempted suicide and murder that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old city resident following a domestic incident over the weekend.
Shortly before 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to a Van Cortlandt Park Avenue apartment, where there was a reported attempted suicide with multiple victims potentially at the scene.
Upon arrival, police officers said that there was a deceased woman in her bedroom, and a surviving male was still alive in the hallway with “severe lacerations to his wrists.” The 54-year-old man -- later identified as Joseph Abraham Sr. -- was transported to a local hospital and has been listed in stable condition.
According to detectives from the Major Case and Crime Scene Units who have been investigating the incident, police have determined that Abraham allegedly stabbed his wife, 25-year-old Amanda Trenck, multiple times in her body and torso, resulting in her death following a domestic dispute.
On Monday morning, Abraham was charged with second-degree murder, a felony.
Police said that both were discovered by family members who lived in the same apartment who proceeded to call 911. They are reportedly cooperating with law enforcement authorities and several knives were recovered at the scene.
Trenck was removed by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination, police noted. Abraham is currently in police custody and being treated at a local hospital. Charges against Abraham are pending.
The situation is ongoing. Keep following Daily Voice for updates as they become available.