PICTURED: Woman, 22, killed in a vicious stabbing attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, 22, who then turned the knife on himself – as it’s revealed his family were at home at the time
- A 22-year-old, Ruth Mataafa, has been stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend
- She was found by police outside his home in Bidwill on Saturday afternoon
- Her ex, Jachia Leota Fuimaono, turned the knife on himself and died at the scene
- Ms Mataafa was rushed to Westmead Hospital but died a short time later
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A woman stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the knife on himself, has been named as Ruth Mataafa.
The 22-year-old died during emergency surgery on Saturday afternoon after going to ex-partner Jachia Leota Fuimaono’s house in Bidwill, in Sydney’s west.
It is understood the pair had met up to discuss problems they were having after the end of their four-year relationship.
It is thought he stabbed his former girlfriend several times in the stomach before turning the knife on himself.
He died at the scene from stab wounds to his chest.
Ruth Mataafa (pictured) died after being stabbed by her ex-boyfriend at his family home in Sydney’s west on Saturday afternoon
Jachia Leota Fuimaono (pictured, left) stabbed Ms Mataafa (right) after they met up to discuss the end of their four-year relationship
Ms Mataafa was found outside the house in a critical condition, but later died from her injuries in Westmead Hospital.
Police believe his parents had been inside the house at the time of the attack.
‘It’s hard (for the families) to deal with. They are both 22 and you never expect your kids to die,’ Mount Druitt Chief Inspector Paul Tickner said.
Detectives have commenced an investigation, but they are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.
NSW Police confirmed the pair were known to each other.
They have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the double stabbing.
‘A crime scene has been established which will be examined by specialist forensic police,’ NSW police said in a statement.
Jachia Leota Fuimaono (pictured) is believed to have turned the knife on himself after attacking his ex-girlfriend
Ruth Mataafa (pictured) was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but died following emergency surgery
Emergency services were called to a home on Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill (pictured) on Saturday just before 12.45pm following reports of a stabbing