MIDLAND BEACH, N.Y.(WPIX)—New York City police are trying to get to the bottom of a possible murder-suicide involving an elderly man found dead inside his Staten Island home early Wednesday morning.
Police found the victim -- identified as Harold Delmar Sr., -- inside his home located at 1221 Mason Ave. in Midland Beach with stab wounds to the neck and chest. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said investigators believe Delmar Sr. was stabbed to death by his adult son. Police say the son, who reportedly lived in a tent in the backyard of his parent's house, fled in a car that was later fond on fire in Bayville, New Jersey.
Officials say the son's lifeless body was inside that car.
An investigation is ongoing in the case.
Anyone with information is urged to contact New York City Police. All calls will be kept confidential.