Mother And Daughter Strangled To Death Inside Of Their Apartment

Written by Deja Monet June 16, 2019

A Bronx mother and her ten-year-old daughter were found dead inside of their home Saturday afternoon. Police reported that they were killed in a possible double murder and attempted suicide.

According to PIX 11, Linda Manigault,34, and her daughter, Heaven Ross, were strangled to death inside of their Belmont apartment near East 181st Street and were found by Heaven’s 13-year-old brother shortly after 1:30 p.m. 32-year-old Ezort Stevens was also inside of the apartment and was rushed to St.Barnabas Hospital after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sources reported that Stevens was Manigualt’s boyfriend and not the father of Heaven or her three siblings. Neighbors added that Stevens worked as a cab driver since 2016.

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Manigualt’s neighbor, Hiedi Sanchez, said that Stevens was standoffish and didn’t speak much. She tearfully recalled how “loving” Manigault was towards her children:

“She was just so loving to her kids. I would never in a million years think this would ever happen.”

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