Date
11 December 2018
After finding the bodies of a man and his wife in an apartment in Aberdeen, police have listed the case as murder-suicide. Photo: HKEJ
After finding the bodies of a man and his wife in an apartment in Aberdeen, police have listed the case as murder-suicide. Photo: HKEJ

Couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Aberdeen

Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide case involving a man and his wife who were found dead in their flat in Aberdeen.

According to news website hk01.com, the police received a call at about 10 pm on Wednesday from a woman who said she found her parents unconscious at home.

After arriving at the apartment in Wah Sang House building in Wah Fu Estate, a public housing complex near Waterfall Bay, police and paramedics saw an elderly lady lying motionless on the floor in the living room, and a man with a rope around his neck hanging from the ceiling.

The couple was confirmed dead by paramedics on the spot.

A police inspector was quoted as saying that the dead man was 64 years in age and that his wife was 63.

According to the report, the man, who had been employed as a security guard at the parking lot of a residential estate, had driven out his wife, son and daughter from his home due to soured relations.

The daughter lived with her mother in Sheung Wan. On Wednesday, the mother was said to have visited her estranged husband.

But she never returned, prompting the daughter to make a trip to the family home to check up on her parents. It is then that she found the couple dead. 

hk01.com cited a source as saying that the couple had fought over the issue of tenancy of the public housing flat before the tragedy.

Initial police investigation indicated that the man committed suicide after attacking his wife inside the flat.

An 18-inch crowbar was found next to the dead lady with blood on it.

The case, which has been listed as murder and suicide, is being followed up by the crime squad of the police’s Western District.

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out on the victims to ascertain the cause of their deaths.

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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