A strange tragedy in Brooklyn: Nine year old Knil Joel Noel was found dead in his family's apartment by his father yesterday afternoon. His mother was not there - she had jumped in front of an F train at Surf Avenue and West 8th Street. Sadier Jean Noel did not suffer severe injuries, but she lost two fingers and broke a leg.

A sister of the father, Evans Joseph, told the Daily News that Noel had called him. "She said, 'Forgive me.' My brother asked if she was going to hurt herself; was she going to throw herself in front of a train? She said, 'What do you think?'"

Police believe Noel may have suffocated Knil. And though neighbors were shocked, one told the Post, "The mother told me he was not doing too well in school and that they had to take him out."