Bay Region program engineer turned himself in following killing wife and 11-yr-aged daughter, law enforcement say

Leonid Yamburg walked to the entrance doorways of the Sunnyvale Section of Public Security Wednesday afternoon. Not able to enter the lobby because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bay Area Information Group to start with claimed, he spoke to a data clerk on a telephone outside the foyer.

According to law enforcement, he explained to the governing administration staff that he killed his spouse, Svetlana Nikitina. The 51-calendar year-aged software engineer was immediately detained.

Hours afterwards, officers entered their dwelling in Sunnyvale, in the vicinity of Homestead Superior, and identified his wife’s body in the garage. They then found his 11-12 months-old daughter’s entire body in a bathroom. No weapons were observed on the scene, Sunnyvale Police Capt. Craig Anderson advised SFGATE. His motive continues to be unclear.


Yamburg was then arrested on suspicion of the murder of his spouse, who worked at the Cupertino Union College District as a resource trainer to college students with disabilities for just around 4 yrs, and daughter. Their precise result in of dying is mysterious, and is presently becoming investigated by the Santa Clara County professional medical examiner-coroner.

“This is a horrific tragedy and our hearts are damaged for the victims, the victim’s family members and the victim’s friends,” Sunnyvale law enforcement reported in a assertion.

Cupertino Union Faculty District associate superintendent Leslie Mains told SFGATE: “We are so saddened by the tragedy and are doing work to aid our learners, staff, and group through this pretty complicated time of tremendous reduction.” Mains included that Nikitina was a “beloved” employee.

Zultys, the software corporation Yamburg worked at, did not reply to a ask for for remark from SFGATE.