Hengelo tragedy probably suicide

9th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – The family tragedy in the village of Hengelo in Gelderland was probably a suicide on the part of the mother and two sons. The family of the three victims say it is very likely that the parents and children wanted to take their own lives, Gelderland Broadcasting reported on Thursday.

9 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – The family tragedy in the village of Hengelo in Gelderland was probably a suicide on the part of the mother and two sons. The family of the three victims say it is very likely that the parents and children wanted to take their own lives, Gelderland Broadcasting reported on Thursday.

The police are still withholding from any comment on the circumstances of the tragedy.

The regional broadcaster claims that the police have found a letter in which the victims state that they voluntarily took a deadly dose of pills in order to end their lives. Autopsies were performed on the bodies of the 44-year-old woman and two children, aged 8 and 11, on Thursday. Nothing has been disclosed about the findings.

The 44-year-old father, who survived the tragedy, has been arrested. He will appear before the examining judge today and it will be determined whether he will remain in custody.

The bodies of the victims were found in their home on Tuesday. The director of the primary school where the boys attended alerted the police when they failed to show up for school for the second day in a row.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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