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Dad, 2 children found dead in home

2012-08-20 16:28

George - Two children have been found strangled and their father hanged in their Mossel Bay home, Western Cape police said on Monday.

A neighbour found their bodies on Sunday while their mother was at work, Captain Bernadine Steyn said.

The children, aged 9 and 7, were lying on a bed. It appeared that they had been strangled.

The father was hanging from a rope tied to the rafters in another room in the house in Extension six.

An autopsy would be conducted on Wednesday to determine the cause of the children's death.

Comments
  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-08-20 16:37

    You guys should really start working more on your reporting. This halfbaked stories are useless

      JManAtheoi - 2012-08-20 17:03

      Word.

      stuart.steedman - 2012-08-20 18:58

      Murder or suicide? Seriously guys...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-20 19:22

      Reporting aside, this is terrible. Once again children are the victims.

  • arm.witmens - 2012-08-20 16:37

    "Two children have been found strangled and their father hanged" "An autopsy would be conducted on Wednesday to determine the cause of the children's death" ?

      siann.heidgen - 2012-08-20 16:41

      Yeah very strange reporting going on here.... #confused

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-08-20 17:59

      Where are the editors and sub-editors whose job it is to sort out the grammar etc. Reporters are usually young, inexperienced, learning on the job, and often reporting in their second or third language.

  • delish7564 - 2012-08-20 20:06

    Dreadful, what a shock for the mother! My heartfelt condolences :( As to the reporting, autopsies will have to be carried out to prove what happened regardless of whether it was murder, suicide or a combination of the two. It could be foul play or else the father could have killed the children then himself......still has to be definite proof!

  • @Thabo.Shaku - 2012-08-20 22:02

    Heartless so-called father!

  • rvbrink - 2012-08-20 22:31

    This is like saying "Their death was caused by dying"

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