The building’s doorman told Krim the nanny hadn’t left, and she went upstairs to find the reason for the hold-up. She found Ortega slashing her own neck, with both her wrists already slit and bleeding. Krim rushed to the bathroom of the second-floor apartment and found Leo and Lucia in the tub, lying in a pool of blood with stab wounds all over their bodies.
She has no criminal record and had not yet been charged with a crime late last night, sources said.
The children’s paternal grandmother, Karen Krim, said Ortega came into the family’s life about a year ago.
“The children were angels.”
Ortega’s niece, Katherine Garcia, 28, said her aunt had seemed a little off and was “acting kind of nervous lately.”
“This is just shocking,” she said. “She loved those kids. I don’t know what would make her do this.”
The children’s father, CNBC executive Kevin Krim, was returning from a business trip to San Francisco and was notified once he arrived in the city last night, a source said.
Police took him to St. Luke’s.
Marina Krim diligently posted thousands of pictures chronicling her beloved children’s lives in an online journal — from apple-picking and family vacations to strolls down Broadway.
In her latest entry, posted just three hours before finding Lucia and Leo dead, the loving mom wrote about her son learning to put words together.
“Leo speaks in the most adorable way possible,” Marina Krim wrote, describing her mood at the time as “amused.”
Neighbors described the Krims as a happy, young family.
“She was very quiet — she just stared ahead.”
Another neighbor said, “I just don’t understand. It’s so senseless.