A very sad ending to 2014 for one Bangkok family after their landlord found all five members dead in a suicide murder
A 64-year-old man, his 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son were found hung on the second floor of their rented apartment in the Thonburi district on New Year’s Eve.
His 89-year-old mother and 61-year-old sister were also found dead on a bed on the first floor. Police believe the man killed his mother and sister then persuaded his two children to commit suicide.
Thai media are reporting the family were in serious financial difficulty after the man lost his job in Chinatown and were on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. His elderly mother and sister both needed constant care as they were mentally challenged making the situation more stressful for the now dead man.
The police crime scene photos show the father and his two children hung in a row with the daughter hugging a large teddy bear.