Woman kills three children and herself in charcoal-burning murder-suicide

Posted on May 24, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Crime May. 24, 2012 – FUKUOKA —

Police said Wednesday that a woman and her three children died in a murder-suicide in Fukuoka after their bodies were discovered in a car.

According to police, the children’s grandmother and one of their school teachers were searching for the children after they failed to attend school on Tuesday. They discovered the bodies in a parking lot outside an apartment block in Fukuoka at about 11:45 a.m., Fuji TV reported.

The 28-year-old woman and her three children, aged 6, 9, 10, were found in the car, which also contained a charcoal burner. Police say that they were no visible injuries on the family and that they believe all four died of hypoxia brought about by carbon monoxide poisoning, Fuji reported.

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