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IMAGE: Woman, 22, was killed in a vicious stab attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in Sydney

IMAGE: Woman, 22, died in a vicious stab attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, 22, who then turned the knife on himself – as it turns out his family was home at the time.

  • Ruth Mataafa, 22, was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend
  • She was found by police outside his home in Bidwill on Saturday afternoon
  • Her ex, Jachia Leota Fuimaono, turned the knife on herself and died on the spot
  • Ms. Mataafa was rushed to Westmead Hospital, but died a short time later
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A woman stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the knife herself, is called Ruth Mataafa.

The 22-year-old died on Saturday afternoon during emergency surgery after going to ex-partner Jachia Leota Fuimaono’s home in Bidwill, west Sydney.

Clearly, the couple had met to discuss issues they had after the end of their four-year relationship.

It is thought that he stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the stomach several times before turning the knife on himself.

He died on the spot from stab wounds in his chest.

Ruth Mataafa (pictured) died after being stabbed by his ex-boyfriend at his childhood home in west Sydney on Saturday afternoon

Ruth Mataafa (pictured) died after being stabbed by his ex-boyfriend at his childhood home in west Sydney on Saturday afternoon

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (left photo) stabbed Ms. Mataafa (right) after meeting to discuss the end of their four-year relationship

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (left photo) stabbed Ms. Mataafa (right) after meeting to discuss the end of their four-year relationship

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (left photo) stabbed Ms. Mataafa (right) after meeting to discuss the end of their four-year relationship

Ms. Mataafa was found critically outside the home, but later died of her injuries at Westmead Hospital.

Police believe his parents were in the house at the time of the attack.

“It is difficult (for the families) to deal with. They are both 22 and you never expect your children to die, “said Superintendent Mount Druitt, Paul Tickner.

Detectives have started an investigation, but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The NSW police confirmed that the couple were known to each other.

They have started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the double stabbing.

“A crime scene has been identified that is under investigation by the specialist forensic police,” the NSW police said in a statement.

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (photo) is said to have turned the knife on himself after attacking his ex-girlfriend

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (photo) is said to have turned the knife on himself after attacking his ex-girlfriend

Jachia Leota Fuimaono (photo) is said to have turned the knife on himself after attacking his ex-girlfriend

Ruth Mataafa (pictured) was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but died after emergency surgery

Ruth Mataafa (pictured) was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but died after emergency surgery

Ruth Mataafa (pictured) was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but died after emergency surgery

Emergency services were called to a house on Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill (photo) just before 12.45 on Saturday, after reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services were called to a house on Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill (photo) just before 12.45 on Saturday, after reports of a stabbing.

Emergency services were called to a house on Tongariro Terrace, Bidwill (photo) just before 12.45 on Saturday, after reports of a stabbing.

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