Isis Valdes Cruz, 40, was getting out of her car on Wednesday when she was approached by her estranged husband, Heriberto Garcia Ortega, 55, on 58th Court. They got into an argument and Heriberto slashed his wife’s throat with a knife, then stabbed himself. Responding officers found Isis dead at the scene and Heriberto conscious but bleeding profusely. He later died at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
More Florida Murder-Suicides
Man Shoots Neighbor And Himself
Miami-Dade police were called to Miami Gardens Drive last June, where Manuel Navarro, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene after shooting himself. Yasmina Jamal, 61, was getting out of her car when her neighbor, Manuel, pulled out a gun and shot Yasmina. Manuel then walked to his apartment, where he shot himself. Yasmina was taken to Aventura Hospital, where she later died
Linda Woods, 39, was found dead in a home in Malabar, Florida last June that police believe had been intentionally set on fire. The home was the residence of Tony and Chrissy Hughes. Sebastian Meachum, 9, was also found dead inside the home along with Linda and Chrissy. Police believe Tony Hughes killed the three people at the residence, set the home on fire, and then killed himself.
Murder-Suicide In An SUV
A couple was found shot to death in an SUV in Pembroke Pines last August. Officers found the bodies of a man and woman inside a silver Ford Explorer outside a home on 110th Avenue. Police say 38-year-old Ronald Bennette shot his wife, 39-year-old Shani Bennette, and then shot himself. Investigators don’t know why Ronald killed himself and his wife leaving their young child behind.
If you’d like to read a story about another Palm Beach murder, check out author, Denise Wallace, and her true crime book, Daddy’s Little Secret.