UPDATE TUESDAY 12:36 pm: Sheriff Mike Chitwood delivered an update on Tuesday shedding more light on the stabbing. The three children in the house were ages 10, 5, and 2, and the 10 year-old was said to have gone to a neighbor for help.
The kids' mother was Bianca Tovar. Tovar was pronounced dead at the scene, but according to forensic analysis showed signs of having fought back against her husband. Chitwood says the husband, Oscar Salazar, was declared dead at the hospital after fatally stabbing Tovar and himself.
The situation was an apparent domestic dispute stemming from the discipline of one of their children. Salazar was living in the United States under a stolen identity, and has prior arrests for domestic violence.
DELTONA, Fla. - Two people are dead as a result of an apparent murder-suicide in Deltona, the Volusia Sheriff's Office said in a press release Monday night. The names of the deceased have not been released, but early investigations indicate that an adult male stabbed a woman to death, and then did the same to himself.
According to the VSO, deputies responded to 2742 Gramercy Drive in Deltona at around 6:17 pm, where they found the two individuals unresponsive.
Three children were present at the house when deputies arrived, but their relationship to the deceased has not been confirmed as of Tuesday morning. Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood is scheduled to deliver a press conference at 12:00 noon Tuesday to provide updates on the case. This article will be amended when that information becomes available.
Below is the house where the deaths occurred, as of June 2022.