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Murdered Woman Is Mother Of Ex-Bull's Child

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 25, 2009 4:30PM

2009_01_25_curry.jpg The woman found murdered in her South Loop apartment yesterday has been identified as Nova Henry, 24, the mother of (former Chicago Bull) Eddy Curry's son. Henry's nine-month-old daughter Ava was also found murdered in the apartment. A three-year-old boy believed to be Curry's son was found in the building unharmed. Henry's mother discovered the bodies yesterday evening around 6 p.m.

At this stage of the investigation, police believe it was a domestic incident. Family members told various media outlets that Henry had been having trouble with a recent boyfriend and had filed a restraining order against him. CPD spokeswoman Monique Bond said, "We believe we are dealing with a known acquaintance at this time."

Curry is currently with the New York Knicks and was in Philadelphia for a game at the time of the killings. He was reported as "distraught" and believed to be considering a return to Chicago after hearing the news. Curry is not suspected of any involvement with the killings.

Photo of Curry via NBA