Long Island Baby Orphaned After Dad Stabs Baby Mama, Shoots Self

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Two people are dead -- and a baby is now without parents -- after police suspect a 31-year-old Long Island man fatally stabbed his baby mama before taking his own life yesterday morning.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, James Schultz, of East Northport, was found dead inside his parents' home about 9 a.m. yesterday. His 13-month-old son also was found inside the home -- the baby was unharmed.

After finding the baby -- and Schultz's dead body -- police tried to contact the boy's mother, 23-year-old Katherine Farrell, but were unsuccessful.

Detectives discovered that Farrell hadn't gone to work yesterday, so they checked out her home in St. James, which is where they found her body.

Authorities suspect Schultz picked up his son earlier that morning, fatally stabbed Farrell, and drove home. He then shot fatally himself.

The baby was turned over to Child Protective Services. The investigation is ongoing.

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