Knicks Center’s Ex and Baby Murdered

Published January 28, 2009

Police found the mother of New York Knicks center Eddie Curry’s 3-year-old son and her infant daughter murdered in their Chicago apartment Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The bodies of Nova Henry, 24, and daughter, Ava, were discovered around 6 p.m. with bullet holes, the newspaper reports.

Authorities say they are searching for a “known acquaintance” of Henry’s in connection with the deaths. The 3-year-old son was found unharmed, sources told the Tribune and the New York Daily News.

A man indentifying himself as Henry's uncle said he believes he knows who committed the murders.

"She had a stalker boyfriend," he told WMAQ in Chicago. "And she had a restraining order against him and she was trying to avoid all this."

A source close to Curry told reporters that the baller is “distraught” over the news of his former girlfriend’s death and what his son witnessed, according to the News.   Curry arrived in New York from Philadelphia following Saturday’s game, the source said.

Tragedy has followed Curry for much of the past half-decade, after being traded from the Chicago Bulls. He was sued by his former driver for allegedly making unwanted advances, pointing a gun at him and making "abusive, anti-Semitic epithets." Nearly two years ago, Curry's family was robbed in their Chicago-area home by masked men who stole money and jewelry after binding them with duct tape. No one had been charged in the recent killings.

"The Curry family is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and will keep the Henry family in their prayers," the Knicks said in a statement.

Police say the murders are likely the result of a domestic dispute.

Written by BET.com Staff & Wire Services

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