Even with Hurricane Sandy barreling towards the East Coast, it's hard not to think of the Krim family right now. Since the unimaginable happened to Marina and Kevin Krim, the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, not to mention the rest of the country, has been with them. New Yorkers have left flowers and heartfelt condolence notes and pictures of the children on the sidewalk, turning the outside of Krim's Upper West Side apartment into a makeshift memorial. As new details begin to emerge about what might have caused the Krim's nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, to go insane and allegedly stab their two young children to death, the Krims have taken refuge in a hotel and are coping as best they can. We're finally hearing a bit of how the parents are doing.
Kevin Krim, who oversees digital content at CNBC, has texted a handful of a friends a short update on their devastating situation. According to People, he wrote:
Thanks for your concern. Nessie woke up this morning and is doing fine. We're obviously heartbroken.
Nessie is their 3-year-old daughter, who Marina was out with at the time her two other children, 6-year-old Lucia, and 2-year-old Leo, were with the nanny.
Kevin, Marina and Nessie have reportedly been put up in a hotel by Kevin's employer and are there with family. Kevin's father has been reported as saying he doesn't know if the family will go back to the apartment, and reportedly Marina cried at the hospital where she was being sedated: "What are we going to do now? I'll never go back there again. They can have everything. I don't want anything."
Kevin's father told DNAInfo that Kevin had texted his sisters, saying that he cannot speak to his parents right now because "I'll just fall apart." He also said he has to "be strong" for his wife and surviving daughter.
Ugh, that just makes the pit in my stomach turn over, imagining what this family is going through right now.
One of the many horrible twists in this enormous tragedy is that the Krims had only moved to the city from San Francisco a few years ago and hired Ortega only a year ago.
It's small consolation, but it sounds like this is a close-knit family who at least have friends and family members and a sympathetic employer to lean on in this unbelievably horrific time. Additionally, perfect strangers (such as myself and so many people I know) cannot stop thinking about the Krims and what they are going through. This is truly a tragedy that has affected many hearts and minds.
Have you been thinking about the Krim family?
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