A Christmas tragedy in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley.
A Filipina woman has been identified by friends and family as the victim in an apparent murder-suicide.
49-year-old Albert Ong is believed to have stabbed his wife 25-year-old Blessel Ong to death with a kitchen-style knife before stabbing himself to death.
The couple was discovered at their home the day after Christmas.
Detectives have discovered that the couple had a history of domestic violence, with Albert serving probation. He was due in court earlier this week.
Friends and family are now trying to raise money to have Blessel’s remains transported back to her family in the Philippines.