(photo credit: Channel 2 [file])
An Eritrean national murdered his wife and young daughter in their apartment in Ashkelon and hanged himself in a forest on Thursday, police suspect.
Police were called to the forest outside Ashkelon on Wednesday morning and found the body of a man who committed suicide.
Two brothers shot in double murder in Sharon
They launched an intensive investigation, tracked down the man's brother, who in turn led them to an apartment on Thursday evening, where the bodies were found.
Police have described the incident as a suspected double homicide and a suicide.A police spokeswoman told The Jerusalem Post
that a cell phone was found in the pocket of the man who committed
suicide. It was used to track down his brother in Jerusalem, who led
officers to the home containing the bodies of the man's wife and baby
boy. According to initial police suspicions, the two were stabbed to
Last Friday, two
men, brothers and residents of the village of Salem near Umm-el-Fahm,
were shot dead in a double murder
when their car was fired upon at an
intersection in the Sharon.
The men, both in their 30s, were
returning from a party in honor of their sister's recent wedding. One
man's wife, who is seven months pregnant, along with two children, ages 1
and 3, were also in the car and were unharmed.