Date
21 November 2018
Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a couple and their younger daughter who were found dead in an apartment in Tuen Mun on Monday. A gas bottle and a knife were recovered from the scene. Photo: HKEJ/Now News
Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a couple and their younger daughter who were found dead in an apartment in Tuen Mun on Monday. A gas bottle and a knife were recovered from the scene. Photo: HKEJ/Now News

Couple, daughter found dead at home in suspected murder-suicide

Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a couple and one of their two daughters who were found dead inside their apartment in Castle Peak, Tuen Mun on Monday afternoon, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The father, a 60-year-old retiree, was scheduled to have dinner with some relatives to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, according to neighbors, but told them a day earlier that he could not attend without offering any reason.

As the family could not be contacted by phone, a relative went to their flat at the Sun Tuen Mun Centre on Lung Mun Road on Monday, but found the door was locked and no one was answering.

The relative called police at around 3 p.m., and responding police officers and firemen forced the door open.

The couple were found lying dead with multiple knife wounds to their bodies, while their daughter, 23, who is said to have just graduated from of a tertiary institution, was found with a plastic bag, connected to a bottle of helium, over her head.

A note recovered at the scene, apparently from the daughter, said she had been suffering from eczema, a skin condition, for many years and she would rather die than continue living.

Police suspected the daughter killed her parents before committing suicide.

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression and related issues. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 or email [email protected].

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