The Upper West Side family whose young children were allegedly murdered by their nanny on Thursday are members of the JCC in Manhattan, the organization said today.
It’s unclear whether the parents, Kevin and Marina Krim, are Jewish.
The family has a pool membership at the JCC, according to Erica Werber, the group’s senior director of public relations.
According to a report in the New York Times, Marina Krim left her 2-year-old and 6-year-old with the nanny in order to take her 3-year-old daughter to a swimming lesson. She returned to find both children dead and the nanny with a self-inflicted slash across her throat.
The Times does not report where the 3-year-old’s swimming lesson took place. The JCC is three blocks from the family’s 75th Street apartment. Werber couldn’t say the last time the family had been at the facility.
The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, is in critical condition at a New York hospital.
The JCC posted a message on its Facebook page this morning about the murders. “The JCC mourns the tragic loss of members of the Krim family. Our prayers are with them at this difficult time,” the organization wrote.
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.