ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Friends and family are in shock Tuesday after learning a mother and her young daughter were found murdered in Englewood.
Persons of interest were being questioned Tuesday evening. Investigators were reportedly close to naming a suspect and making an arrest.
The bodies of Tammy Pitts Gaddy, 40, and her 3-year-old daughter, Natasia, were found in their apartment on West Palisade Avenue near Palisade Place.
“It’s horrifying. It’s shocking. I’m still numb,” said family friend Tanisha Pugh. “It’s unexplainable. It really is.”
The girl died of asphyxiation and her mother was stabbed multiple times, police said. Natasia’s body was found in the basement, and police think she may have been suffocated with a garbage bag, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.