Police are now saying that the Cornwall woman who was found dead in her apartment Friday was murdered by her estranged husband. And then Saturday morning, he was found dead in New York City. Our Eva McKend has the story.
CORNWALL, N.Y. - For Pastor Paul Eliezer, the murder of Sabine Icart is personal. He said he helped find her apartment just down the road from his church when she moved from Florida with her four children several years ago -- the same apartment where she was found shot to death on Friday.
"We went apple picking when they first moved here and we have video taken and everything. My wife was looking at the video and it was very painful to see those kids and their mother is gone," said Paul Charles Eliezer, pastor at New Generation Church of God in Christ.
Police said the suspect in the murder investigation is the 44-year-old's estranged husband, Bernard Icart; but, he'll never be charged in Sabine's murder. Bernard Icart was found dead in Queens, New York Saturday morning of an apparent suicide.
"We believe that sometime Friday morning Mr. Icart came up to Cornwall, New York, murdered his wife and returned down to New York City where he remained until he was discovered early this morning, victim of an apartment suicide," said New York State Police BCI Captain Joseph Tripodo.
Neighbors said they didn’t know Sabine Icart, but remember seeing her children play on Clinton Street.
Those children now don't have a mother or a father. Eliezer said it's an injustice for a woman who worked so hard, not only as a mother, but as a nurse at Nyack Hospital.
"She was a hard worker, a nice woman, a woman that cared for her children and the children when we come to church. They were loveable," said Eliezer.
Police said the next step in the investigation is to continue to go through the evidence recovered at the scene.