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New details emerge about young mother found dead in park

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NEW YORK -- New details emerged Monday after a young mother was found stabbed to death in a Bronx park over the weekend, allegedly by the father of her 2-year-old son.

Jasmine Gonzalez, 22, of the Bronx, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the torso shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday inside Bronx River Park, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later that day, police arrested her former boyfriend, Khiry Borden, 25, of Brooklyn.

Gonzalez's sister Jayselle told the New York Daily News that police recovered a backpack belonging to Borden stashed inside the family home -- containing a pair of jeans soaked in blood, a towel and an empty sheath for kitchen knives.

“He came back here while everybody was sleeping. He changed his clothes to a new set of clothes he had in his bag,” Jayselle Gonzalez told the paper.

Relatives told WPIX the suspect and victim have a 2-year-old son together and although they have had their problems, they never expected such a violent end.

"We never thought something like would happen," the victim's relative said. "He never showed anything against her, against the child. He was a very respectable person."

Gonzalez's family members broke down at the scene of the alleged murder upon seeing her body.

"Oh my God! Oh my God! That's her," said Gonzalez's mother, who also pointed out a ball cap at the scene she claimed belongs to Borden, who she called "the devil," the Daily News reported.

Borden faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

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