UPDATE: Deadly Queens stabbing that was city’s first homicide of 2018 may be a murder-suicide case

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UPDATED Jan. 2, 9:45 a.m.

Cops are investigating the stabbing death of a 26-year-old woman in Richmond Hill on Monday — the city’s first reported homicide of 2018 — as a possible murder-suicide stemming from a dispute with her husband, it was reported.

The victim, Stacy Loknath, was found with multiple stab wounds inside her home on 103rd Avenue near 113th Street at 1:09 p.m. on Jan. 1, police said. Earlier in the morning, police reportedly found her 42-year-old husband hanging from a tree in Forest Park.

Citing police sources, the New York Daily News said that Loknath, a mother of two, who was stabbed multiple times in the back. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

The same report identified her husband as Vinny Loknath, 46, whose body was found in Forest Park about two hours before officers from the 106th Precinct found Stacy Loknath dead in Richmond Hill.

As of Tuesday morning, however, police had not confirmed the speculated reasons for their deaths. The Daily News reported that detectives are investigating the case as a possible murder-suicide.

Check with QNS later for further developments about this case as they unfold.

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