Father and children dead in Middelburg home

19th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 November 2007, MIDDELBURG – A father and two children were found dead in a home on the Noordpoortstraat in Zeeland's capital Middelburg on Sunday.

19 November 2007

MIDDELBURG – A father and two children were found dead in a home on the Noordpoortstraat in Zeeland's capital Middelburg on Sunday.

The individuals involved are a 38-year-old man, a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, the police have announced.

The police received a phone call from a worried mother at about 6.30pm on Sunday. She said her children had not returned from a visit to her ex-husband.

The woman, who lives nearby to her ex-husband, called emergency services at 112 and went to the home with her ex-husband's father. There they found the bodies.

Police say the cause of death is still not known. In a letter to neighbourhood residents the municipality said that the man took his own life.

The mother and grandfather have been questioned by police and are being given counselling.

The man had only lived in the house for three months. The couple reportedly divorced about a year ago.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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