2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Deltona home, deputies say; 3 children unharmed inside

A man and woman are dead after being stabbed inside a home in Deltona, the result of an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Three children who were home at the time were not hurt, officials said.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a call around 6:17 p.m. about a stabbing at a home on Gramercy Drive in Deltona. Upon arrival, they found a man and woman in the house who were unresponsive.

"The information gathered at this early stage of the investigation suggests the man stabbed the woman and then himself," the sheriff's office tweeted on Monday evening. "She was pronounced deceased on scene while the male subject was pronounced deceased at the hospital about an hour later."


This investigation was still active and ongoing late Monday evening.

"The children will need a lot of love and support as they deal with this tragedy today and for the rest of their lives. I am just so sorry for their pain," Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. "We are making arrangements with family members and will make sure these kids have everything they need."