East Northport Man Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Then Self

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred this morning.

Second Precinct Police Officers received a 911 call at 8:59 a.m. and responded to 7 Loret Lane in East Northport where they found James Schultz, 31, of that address, dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. 

Apparently, Schultz picked up his 13-month-old son from his ex-girlfriend’s home in St. James earlier this morning and brought him back to his East Northport home where he lives with his parents.  Schultz then went into another part of the home and shot himself.

When Homicide detectives attempted to notify the child’s mother, Katherine Farrell, 23, they discovered that she had not shown up for work today.  Police responded to Farrell’s home, located at 3 Hill Road in St. James, and found her stabbed to death.  Detectives believe Schultz killed Farrell earlier this morning when he went to her home to pick up their child.

Child Protective Services was notified and the investigation is continuing.

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