Police have charged a man with killing his wife and 2-year-old daughter, who were found in their townhouse on Farm Gate Road off Western Boulevard on Tuesday night.
Elhadji Diop, 53, was found seriously injured and taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, police said. He’s accused of killing his wife, Aminata Drame, 40, and their daughter Fatim Diop.
Elhadji Diop remains hospitalized, but police announced Wednesday afternoon that they had charged him with two counts of murder. Police have not disclosed the nature of his injuries.
It’s not clear when Drame and her daughter died or how. A dispatcher with the New York City Police Department called Wake County’s 911 center shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to say that Elhadji Diop had posted something on his Facebook page indicating that his wife and daughter were dead and that he didn’t want to go on living.
“He’s posting like he’s going to end his life and today is his last day,” said the caller, according to a recording released Wednesday.
The caller, whose name was not released, said Diop’s niece had seen the Facebook posts in Senegal and had called her husband in New York, who then called police there. After the message was relayed to Raleigh, police went to the townhouse in the 5900 block of Farm Gate Road and found the family.