A New York woman allegedly stabbed her father, 70, to death over sexual abuse

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) – A woman who allegedly stabbed her 70-year-old father to death in their Queens home claims the man sexually abused her as a child, authorities said.

Peter Cavak’s wife found her daughter on top of her blood-soaked husband in the bedroom of the home on 109th Avenue in South Ozone Park around 7 a.m. on June 5, according to Chief of NYPD Detectives Joseph Kenny.

“My husband was murdered,” the woman told police, Kenny said during a briefing Tuesday.

Ana Cavak, 30, allegedly stabbed her father to death with a rectangular object. She was heard screaming, “He’s trying to kill me,” before her mother burst into the bedroom, according to police.

The suspect had recently filed a complaint alleging that her father sexually abused her when she was a minor, authorities said. The younger Cavak also told police she had a sister who committed suicide due to similar abuse.

“When she was questioned, she made statements that her father was in a cult and that he was abusive,” Kenny said.

The daughter then left the house after the alleged attack and drove to New Jersey, where she was arrested at a rest stop the same day, police said.

The suspect is expected to be extradited to New York City on Wednesday to face murder charges, according to the NYPD.

Mira Wassef is a digital reporter who has been covering news and sports in the New York area for more than a decade. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. View more of her work here.