Norwalk murder/suicide victims identified as man and his two young children


NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– Norwalk police have identified the three victims in murder/suicide Monday morning.

The adult male victim has been identified as Yimi Moncada, 27, of Norwalk. The other two victims are Moncada’s 5-year-old daughter, Gessell Moncada, and 5-year-old son, Jesus.

Police say that at 7:35 a.m., officers responded to 8 Elizabeth St. after receiving a 911 hang-up call from the residence.

Upon arrival, officers found three people dead in a detached garage on the property.

On Sunday at around 1 p.m. the patrol division received a report that the two children were not returned to their mother after a weekend visitation with their father, who was in violation of a custody agreement.

The children were supposed to be returned at 8 p.m. that evening. The caller received text
messages from the children’s father, Moncada, at around 8 p.m. saying that he would bring them home, but never showed.

Officers made contact with Yimi’s mother who saw the children at around 7:40 p.m. when he supposedly brought them to their mother’s. Officers placed telephone calls to Moncada, whose phone went directly to voicemail.

At that time, police said there was no additional information to believe the children were in harm, nor were any other locations given for officers to check.

Officers placed the trio and the man’s vehicle in a national database in an attempt to locate them.

They were found the next morning. Police have ruled this a murder/suicide.

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