Photo: Man Killed, 2 Women Stabbed, Baby Found in Car Seat Outside
A driver’s Saturday night discovery led police to a gruesome crime scene in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The driver reported seeing a baby on the side of the road, and when police arrived they found a 3-month-old boy in a car seat.
Authorities began looking for the mother after a neighbor said they believed the mother lived nearby. When officers arrived at woman’s home, no one answered, but distress sounds could be heard coming from inside. The officers kicked down the door and witnessed a terrible scene.
Police found two women and man bound and bleeding from apparent stab wounds. The man, identified as Javier Maldonado, 32, had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The women, whose names were not released were 36 and 18. The 18-year-old is the mother of the baby and her mother was the 36-year-old. Maldonado was the boyfriend of the older woman.
It is unclear why the baby was left outside or who left him there. There are currently no suspects in the case, though police say the incident was not random. Authorities are calling the women, who are both in critical condition, the key witnesses in the case, though due to their condition had not been interviewed.
The baby, who was not injured, was placed with the Department of Children and Families.