The coroner’s office Thursday released the name of a man who stabbed his wife to death and then took his own life at their Baldwin Park home.
He was Albert Ong, 49, according to the coroner’s website. The coroner’s office was still contacting the woman’s next of kin.
The deaths of the couple were discovered about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Center Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation revealed the man “stabbed his wife an unknown number of times with a kitchen-style knife,” which was recovered at the scene, before stabbing himself to death, according to Deputy Sara Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Detectives learned the couple shared a history of domestic violence and there was a call for service the day prior to discovery of the bodies,” Rodriguez said, without elaborating about the Christmas Day call or who placed it.
One neighbor told reporters that police spent about 45 minutes at the building on Christmas. She was unsure why they were there, but said they “walked out … pretty nonchalant.”
Baldwin Park police officers went back to the location Tuesday for a welfare check and found the man and woman with upper body stab wounds, according to the sheriff’s department. It was not immediately clear who asked for authorities to check on the couple.
Resident Breann Tang-Gaddi said the family had recently moved into the neighborhood.
Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives were assisting Baldwin Park police in investigating the deaths. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling(800) 222-TIPS.
–City News Service