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A mother and daughter were slaughtered in a Sheepshead Bay apartment on April 17 — the second bloody rampage to take place in the usually bucolic neighborhood in recent weeks.
Police said Tatyana Prikhodko, 56, and her 28-year-old daughter Larisa, were both found dead in separate rooms of the older woman’s sixth floor apartment at 11:15 pm.
Cops were called to the E. 13th Street address between Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue X after Larisa Prikhodko, a registered nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital who lives three floors down from her mother, didn’t show up to pick up her son from her ex-husband’s house.
Investigators are focusing their attentions toward Tatyana Prikhodko’s unhinged boyfriend — who they think may have already fled the city.
The boyfriend — identified by police as Nikolai Rakossi — had been living with Tatyana Prikhodko, a nurse at Brookdale Medical Center for more than a decade. But he disappeared around the time his lover was found butchered. He also had access to the apartment building, which recently underwent a security upgrade.
By Monday evening cops were scouring local airports to see if their suspect had gone back to his native Russia.
The double-murder left Prikhadkos’ neighbors horrified.
“[Larisa Prikhodko] was a beautiful blonde — she was a nurse and had a kid and everything,” neighbor Armando Petrillo, 54, told the New York Post. “I can’t believe this would happen to someone like her. She was very nice.”
Investigators say both victims were stabbed in the face and torso. Tatyana Prikhodko had her throat slashed open — and her bloody wounds were shockingly reminiscent of those caused by Maksim “Max” Gelman’s rampage on Feb. 11.
Gelman killed four people and wounded five others during a night of bloodshed that began in Sheepshead Bay and ended in Manhattan. He is currently incarcerated and under a psychiatrist’s care.
Cops assigned to the 61st Precinct station house, who patrol Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, and Gravesend, say they’re sick of the bloody crime scenes that have been popping up.
“Knives of all kinds should be banned in this area,” one cop said. “This is too much.”
Anyone with information regarding the April 17 double murder is encouraged to call NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
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