Man dies after he fatally stabs woman, stabs self and jumps from window: police

A man fatally stabbed a woman before fatally stabbing himself and jumping from a second-floor window Thursday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.

The domestic attack happened in the presence of at least two children, police said.

As the man and woman argued, the man took a knife and stabbed the woman twice in her chest as she sat on a couch, according to Chicago police.

The 31-year-old man then stabbed himself in the chest and neck before jumping from a window, police said.

A 13-year-old girl inside the home called police about 9:50 a.m. to report the domestic fight, a police spokeswoman said.


She told a dispatcher that someone was stabbing the woman, and that the person now said he was going to stab himself, police said.

Officers arrived to the home in the 4400 block of South Sawyer Avenue and found the man outside, according to police, who said he was incoherent and badly hurt.

Inside, officers found the woman covered in blood on the floor, police said.

Paramedics brought them both to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were both pronounced dead, police and fire officials said.

The woman was identified as 37-year-old Maria Saleski by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived in the same block where the stabbing happened.

The man’s name has not been released.

Autopsies for the pair were scheduled.