So Sad: 'Dedicated' Mom of 5 Is Fatally Stabbed in Illinois Home, Suspect Dies After Jumping Out Window

37-year-old Maria Saleski was apparently stabbed in her Brighton Park apartment last week before her alleged killer stabbed himself then jumped out of a second-floor window.

via People:

According to investigators, a 13-year-old girl called 911 on Thursday morning to report a domestic violence incident in progress.

Police say at least two children witnessed the violent attack.

The unidentified teen said a woman, identified as Maria Saleski, was being stabbed to death by a man who was now threatening to stab himself.

That man has not been identified. Police have not specified the nature of the relationship between Saleski and the man, who was 31.

After killing Saleski by stabbing her in the chest twice, police said the man plunged the same knife into his chest and neck.

He then jumped from one of the windows.

Police pulled up to find him outside, speaking incoherently.

Saleski and her killer were rushed to the hospital, where they were both pronounced dead.

A GoFundMe campaign¬†has been launched to benefit Saleski’s five children.

The page describes her family as “broken.”

“Mari was a happy, free spirit that was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend in need,” reads the GoFundMe page. “She was strong, independent and always worked hard for what she had … Mari would go to through fire for her children without hesitation.”

We hope those children get the necessary therapy to help process such a tragic series of events.

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