Police are searching for a Florida man they believe slaughtered his wife and 10-year-old daughter with a machete in their home before fleeing the scene.
Noel Chambers, known by the nickname “Massive” due to his large size, is accused of killing Lorrice Harris on her birthday then leaving her mutilated body on their back porch of their Miami apartment, according to the Miami Herald. The victim’s 10-year-old daughter, Shayla, was also found hacked to death in a bedroom.
Another daughter, Shanalee, 29, survived the attack and is in currently in critical condition.
One witness, who didn’t want to be identified, told WSVN Shanalee was outside the home, “hysterical” as Chambers fled the scene. The same witness said that because of the 10-year-old daughter’s position when she was found, she had likely been lying down and “didn’t see it coming.”
Harris, a home-care nurse, had reportedly asked Chambers for a divorce several days before the gruesome slayings.
“We believe the trigger was she wanted a divorce from him,” Harris’ brother, Ernie Saunders said, according to Miami Herald.
Her family said they had never noticed any physical abuse between the couple before the killings, but had noticed Chambers had isolated his wife from her family.
Investigators are concerned Chambers may try to return to his native country of Jamaica and are offering a reward of $3,000 for his capture, the paper reports.
Investigators got a tip that Chambers may have been hiding in an abandoned hospital, but were not able to locate him, WSVN reports.
Harris’ middle daughter, Ashley Anderson, spoke to the media and begged for Chambers to give himself up.
“If he can do that to his own daughter, his own wife, this is not a man. This is a monster,” she said, according to the Miami Herald.
Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert said anyone helping Chambers to avoid the authorities could also face charges in the case and urged Chambers to stop running, reports the local newspaper.
“If you did this, there is no place for you to hide,” he said.
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