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May 22, 2024

Mother, daughter found stabbed to death in basement of Northeast Philly home

Police say a person is being questioned. The women's bodies were found Tuesday in the city's Lawncrest neighborhood.

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Double homicide Lawncrest Thom Carroll/For PhillyVoice

Philly police are investigating the stabbing deaths of Alma Barberena, 58, and Angela Trejo, 75, who were found dead inside a home in Lawncrest on Tuesday.

A mother and her daughter were found stabbed to death in the basement of a home in Northeast Philly, police said. 

Alma Barberena, 58, and Angela Trejo, 75, each were stabbed multiple times, investigators said. Police found them dead inside Trejo's home on the 6000 block of Bingham Street in Lawncrest after responding to a 911 call about a person with a gun at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday.

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A man was taken into custody for questioning, and charges are pending further investigation, police told PhillyVoice. 

Police are investigating the stabbings as a domestic incident, 6ABC reported. The station reported that Barbenera's husband was brought in for questioning, and that investigators found blood on the garage door of a home in Tacony when they searched it for evidence related to the stabbings.