Teenage Girl Fatally Stabbed At Bronx Homeless Shelter

By Kevin Deutsch
kdeutsch@bronxjusticenews.com

A teenage girl was stabbed to death by her boyfriend inside a Bronx homeless shelter Wednesday, authorities said.

Enilies Calix, 19, was attacked by the 23-year-old as the couple argued around 1 p.m. in the HELP USA Bronx Morris community shelter on East 171st Street in Claremont, according to the NYPD. Calix suffered stab wounds to her neck and chest, police said. She died at the scene.

Her killer was still on the run late Wednesday, officials said. He lived at the shelter with Calix.

The homicide marked the latest incident of deadly violence at Bronx shelters.

A 45-year-old woman was found dead on the floor of a South Bronx homeless shelter in July, and detectives were investigating her death as suspicious at the time.

Aneida Vidal, a mother of three, was staying with her kids at the family shelter on East 138th Street, which is operated by BronxWorks, authorities said.

The borough’s homeless shelters serve thousands of New Yorkers, but many say they avoid them because of violence and substance abuse in the facilities.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, incarceration, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, and the New York Post, among other publications. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.