Toddler, mother dead after apparent murder-suicide in Maryland
LANDOVER, Md. (WDCW) — Residents of a quiet Landover neighborhood were stunned to learn that a mother and her young son were killed in an apparent murder suicide around 10:00pm Saturday at a home in the 1700 block of Countrywood Court.
Michael Phillips is a next door neighbor who said that the family, including the woman’s husband, had only lived there a few months before moving out.
“They were a real quiet older couple, so it really wasn’t too much interaction other than hi and bye.”, said Phillips.
According to police, 34-year-old Yu Song killed her two-year-old son, Joseph Wang, before killing herself.
During that same time, Phillips said that he had run into the woman’s husband.
“He was outside. I came back home from work and he was just frantically looking for his wife. He had asked if I had seen her.”, said Phillips.
Both were found dead of asphyxiation inside the townehome.
Phillips said in the months since they have lived next door, he never would’ve thought something like this would happen.
“I would see her out playing with their son. Nothing ever looked out of place or aggressive or violent or anything like that, so I guess you could say it’s a shock or surprise to hear the news that something like this happened.”, explained Phillips.
Prince George’s County Police are still investigating a motive in this case.
If you know anything, contact the Prince George’s County Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.