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.

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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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