Crime Update: Murder-Suicide in North Amityville, Disabled Female Killed in Hit-and-Run
By Joe Randazzo Published: November 03 2013
Stephen Guillaume killed Virginia Vasquez and then himself after the two broke up.
Murder-Suicide in North Amityville
On Saturday night police discovered a grisly crime scene in a North Amityville home. Before authorities could arrive, a man killed his girlfriend and then himself after the woman told him they were breaking up.
Stephen Guillaume, 35, and Virginia Vasquez, 32, were found dead in the doorway after police responded to a call of a man stabbing a woman. Vasquez’s children were also in the house but are still alive. Her 14-year-old daughter was cut on the hand during a scuffle with Guillaume as she tried to save her mother. She was rushed to the hospital with cuts to her hand but is in stable condition. Vasquez’s 4-year-old son was was also found but he was unharmed that night.
According to detectives Guillaume started stabbing Vasquez immediately after their breakup. The incident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m.
Suffolk County police’s investigation in the murder-suicide is ongoing and continued into Sunday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad, at (631) 852-6392.
Disabled Female Killed in Hit-and-Run
Suffolk County police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a disabled female dead and her male companion injured in Eastport. The incident happened at around 9 p.m. Erika Strebel and Edward Barton were standing next to Strebel’s Jeep on the shoulder when another motorist on Montauk Highway traveling Eastbound crashed into them.
The driver immediately fled the scene after hitting the two. Strebel 27, and Barton, 26, were transported to Stony Brook Medical Hospital by helicopter once authorities arrived at the scene. Strebel was pronounced dead and Barton is currently being treated for head and knee injuries.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
[Source: Suffolk County Police Department]