Two children safe after Amber Alert; parents dead in apparent murder-suicide
Two children are safe after Pennsylvania State Police issued an Amber Alert early Thursday morning, but their parents are both dead after an apparent murder suicide, near Philadelphia.
Police said it all started around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when Keith Belajonas shot and stabbed his wife Christina in their Drexel Hill home. A neighbor told police they saw Keith Belajonas leave with the couples’ two sons, ages four and five.
So police issued this Amber Alert.
Police said Keith Belajonas drove to New York and robbed the CVS where his brother worked. Police say he held up his brother for cigarettes, cash, and beer.
Investigators said Keith Belajonas left the kids at that CVS, unharmed.
“One of our witnesses heard the child asking is mommy dead. I have two detectives on my way up to talk to the kids because apparently the older of the two is telling everybody about daddy killed mommy and that kind of thing,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
The children are recovering at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island. They are expected to be reunited with family in Pennsylvania.
Chitwood said Keith Belajonas wrote a chilling message on Facebook. Someone took a screen shot of the message and turned it into police. “He posted on Facebook that he had an argument with his girlfriend, she was cheating on him, his wife, and he won the argument,” said Chitwood.
Police found the body of Keith Belajonas inside his Gray Nissan Pathfinder on Staten Island. They said he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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