Juarez mother kills two children, self in apparent murder suicide

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:52pm

A Juarez mother shot her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter before turning the gun on herself earlier this week, according to Juarez law enforcement officials.

The bodies were discovered near the intersection of Rancho los Horcones and Privada Rancho El Terrero in east-central Juarez. A relative of the woman last reported hearing from her last Sunday, May 25th. Officials believe the murder/suicide happened later in the same day.

The three bodies were discovered early Sunday morning when law enforcement officials were called to the house by a family members, who reported a foul smell coming from the home. Medical examiners reported an advanced case of decomposition in the three bodies, which was perhaps enhanced by the extreme heat in the region the past week.

This is the second case of murder/suicide involving a parent and their child in less than a week in Juarez. Friday, May 30th, a 36-year-old woman killed herself and her 5-month-old girl in a separate case.

Officials in Juarez said the mother in this case had known psychological problems, and was taking medications for a depression. Officials are expected to release the woman's name Thursday afternoon.


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