2-Year-Old, Mother Die In Alleged Murder-Suicide - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

2-Year-Old, Mother Die In Alleged Murder-Suicide

Posted: Updated:
CAMDEN, N.J. -

A Camden mother is accused of something awful. She allegedly killed her 2-year-old son before killing herself.

Camden police are investigating the case as a murder-suicide after originally responding to a 9-1-1 call by the mother from her apartment on the 1400 block of Kaighns Avenue in the Parkside section of the city.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported from the scene that officers who arrived first found the child's headless body and ran back out to take cover and call for backup, knowing someone was still upstairs. The 9-1-1 operators and police kept talking to the mother, but soon police decided to go inside. That's when they found the mother dead of a stab wound to the neck.

The mother has been identified as 33-year-old Chevonne Thomas. The son was 2-year-old Zahree Thomas.

The mother also has an older child, who was not home at the time of this incident.

The 3-year-old's father came to the scene shortly before 7 a.m., just before medical examiners brought the mother's and child's bodies out of the apartment.

Keeley was live at the scene Wednesday morning with more details in this video report.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Obama Faces Criticism For Lack Of Strategy Countering ISIS

    Obama Faces Criticism For Lack Of Strategy Countering ISIS

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:49:53 GMT

    There may finally be some good news in the war against ISIS: Government forces have retaken a town in northern Iraq.

    There may finally be some good news in the war against ISIS: Government forces have retaken a town in northern Iraq.

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices