Taiwanese man commits suicide, allegedly murders his 3 children

Police have still not uncovered motive for grisly events in Changhua County

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/22
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A single father surnamed Chan (詹) in Changhua County has taken his own life, allegedly with those of his three children, by burning charcoal in his house to asphyxiate his family.

The Changhua County Fire Bureau said it received reports on Wednesday evening (July 22) that Chan, 41, his 14-year-old son, 13-year-old daughter, and six-year-old son were missing, per CNA . Firefighters rushed to Chan's residence in Xiushui Township, and, with no one answering the door, were forced to break into the house.

Inside firefighters found Chan and his three children dead, with charcoal burning in the bedroom. As there were no signs of intrusion, the case is being treated as one of suspected filicide-suicide.

Chan's father and mother were unwilling to talk with reporters about possible motives, but they said that Chan had changed a lot since taking drugs. They lamented that their son did not take his life alone, but instead took his three children with him.    [FULL  STORY]

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