Alex Degman

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County police think a 6-year-old boy was home alone for more than a full day after his father killed his mother in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police identified the assailant as James Delao, 50, who they believe stabbed his wife, Kimberly, 46, before stabbing himself.

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Several knives were recovered from the family’s Valley Park home.

The school district contacted police when the 6-year-old didn’t show up for school. The child wasn’t injured, and the St. Louis County Family Court now has custody of him.

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