BENBROOK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of two daughters of concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko: (all times local):
An award-winning concert pianist who found his two daughters slain in their beds when he arrived at his estranged wife's home in Texas says the "loss of my children will be with me forever."
In a statement released Friday evening, Vadym Kholodenko (vuh-DEEM' koh-loh-DEN'-koh) says he's grateful for the support he's received and that "wherever I go after this tragedy my heart will stay with the people here of Fort Worth and my daughters will rest in this soil."
Authorities say Kholodenko, who won the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth in 2013, is not a suspect.
Investigators say the girl's mother, Sofya Tsygankova, who suffered knife wounds, faces a mental health exam.
Police have declined to say if Tsygankova is a suspect in the girls' deaths.
Police say an award-winning concert pianist arrived at his estranged wife's home to pick up their two daughters and found the girls slain in their beds.
Benbrook police Cmdr. David Babcock said Friday that Vadym Kholodenko (vuh-DEEM' koh-loh-DEN'-koh) is not a suspect and that his spouse, who's being treated for multiple stab wounds, faces a mental health evaluation.
Kholodenko won the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. Court records show the couple married in 2010 and filed for divorce in November.
Kholodenko stopped Thursday morning to pick up 5-year-old Nika and 1-year-old Michela. Babcock says he found his wife, Sofya Tsygankova, in an "extreme state of distress" and discovered the dead girls. Kholodenko called 911.
Police declined to say how Tsygankova sustained the knife wounds, which are not believed to be life-threatening. Officers are not searching for a suspect in the wounding or the two deaths.
Police say the two daughters of an award-winning concert pianist have been found slain in their Texas home and the musician's estranged wife is being treated for stab wounds.
Benbrook police Cmdr. David Babcock said Friday that Vadym Kholodenko (vuh-DEEM' koh-loh-DEN'-koh) is cooperating with investigators and that no one has been arrested in the deaths of 5-year-old Nika and 1-year-old Michela.
Babcock says the wife, Sofya Tsygankova, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He provided no information on how the children died.
Babcock declined to say who called 911 Thursday to summon officers to the Fort Worth-area home where Tsygankova lived with the two girls. There were no signs of forced entry.
The Ukranian-born Kholodenko won the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth.