Gloria Asamoah, 42, Arrested For The Murder Of George & Gianna Kantanka, Both 5

Published on April 11, 2024, 9:34 pm
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On Monday, December 18, 2023, at approximately 1121, hours, police responded to a 911 call for an aided child at 240 E. 175th Street, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 5-year-old male and a 5-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, inside an apartment at the location.

EMS responded and pronounced the aided children deceased at the scene.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner deemed the cause of both deaths as murder.

Following proper family notification, the victims have been identified as indicated.


George & Gianna Kantanka
240 E. 175 Street
Bronx, NY 10457

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 42-year-old female individual was arrested and charged on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 1435 hours, within the confines of the 46th Precinct.


Gloria Asamoah
240 E. 175 Street
Bronx, NY 10457


  • murder;
  • manslaughter.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.