Murder-suicide suspected as mother and child found dead in Acre

The father, who reportedly lived with the family, was taken for questioning by the police.

January 4, 2017 08:41

A MDA ambulance on the scene of a suspected murder-suicide in Acre. (photo credit: MDA)


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The body of a 35-year-old woman, who apparently jumped from a six story building in Acre, was found Wednesday morning. MDA paramedics declared the women dead on the scene.

When searching the woman's apartment a 5-year-old was found, with signs of abuse. The child was also pronounced dead on the scene.

The incident, which occurred on Hativat Golani street, is still being investigated, though some have called it a murder-suicide. The father, who reportedly lived with the family, was taken for questioning by the police.

Just this past Sunday, a Jerusalem apartment fire killed the four young daughters of a woman who was found hanging lifeless, in a suspected murder-suicide.

Details of the fire, which broke out around 5 p.m. Sunday, and the causes of the deaths in the sixth-floor apartment in the Talpiot neighborhood remain unclear. 

DANIEL K. EISENBUD contributed to this report.

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