A woman and her son have been found dead in the East Northport home the two shared with the boy’s father, who killed himself by jumping in front of a Long Island Rail Road train early Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Scott Maxwell, 42, was fatally struck by an eastbound train near the rear of the family’s Laurel Road second-floor apartment above a row of stores just east of the Northport station at 1:08 a.m., police said.
MTA police handled the initial investigation, but when they went to Maxwell’s home to notify next of kin at 11 a.m., they discovered the bodies of Ann Pabo, 47, and her 13-year-old son, Connele Pabo, a seventh grader at East Northport Middle School.
Homicide Squad detectives are handling the investigation regarding the two victims found in the home.
“This seems to be one of the more senseless ones we’ve seen,” Detective Sgt. Bruce Markgraf said while investigators were still on the scene.
Police are still trying to put together the chain of events leading to the three deaths. Several New York news outlets have quoted an unnamed police source as saying that Maxwell beat the woman and his son to death before killing himself.
Markgraf said it was not immediately clear if the Ann Pabo and Maxwell were married. Markgraf added that the woman had an order of protection against Maxwell at one time and police had been called to the home in the past for domestic incidents.
Neighbors described Maxwell odd and expressed shock at the news. “It’s devastating,” said one neighbor, 44-year-old Debbie Miller. “They were really good people.”
The investigation is continuing.