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Police identify two stabbed to death in Kensington

Philadelphia police yesterday identified the man and woman found with fatal stab wounds in a Kensington rowhouse Monday.

Police said Santos Sindo, 46, who resided at the home at 1900 E. Monmouth St., was discovered on the living-room floor with wounds to his left side and arm. Cheryl Curran, 36, of East Tioga Street, was in a second-floor bedroom. She had been stabbed in the head and throat, police said.

Lt. Mel Williams said police went to the residence after a 911 caller said someone might be dead there. When officers arrived, they climbed a ladder to examine a broken second-floor window and saw Curran, Williams said. He said he did not know the relationship between the two victims. According to court documents, Sindo had a record for drug offenses, including an active bench warrant issued in a 2005 drug-possession case.

- Kathleen Brady Shea