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Man commits suicide, but not before killing his 2-year-old son.

December 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Father, son in shock death.

A man has been found dead with his 2-year-old son, shocking neighbours in a quiet upmarket street – and leaving behind a grieving mother.

Waimauku neighbour Sheryl Houston was leaving work on Friday evening when she heard emergency vehicles heading into Cloverfields Drive as a Santa parade was wrapping up.

“I heard ambulances and sirens and all that going on. When I went to go home I thought there’d been a road accident,” Houston said. The apparent murder-suicide happened in Buttercup Place, a new subdivision in the area northwest of Auckland.

Police have not released any names but said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths. However, neighbours said the dead man had worked as an engineer in East Auckland. He was in a relationship with a woman who works at a rehabilitation centre. Their child attended a local kindergarten.

Neighbour Ian Barron said: “You think it won’t happen on your doorstep. They were just people minding their own business. It’s sad.”

A neighbour on State Highway 16 said police arrived on her doorstep on Friday night. “It’s just devastating.” Her suspicions were aroused when the couple’s dog arrived on Friday evening looking stressed. “He didn’t want to go back.”


Categories: Killing, Selfish Parents
  1. Lisa
    December 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Is there any update on this story as yet?

  2. December 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Have not found any further info regarding this article sorry.

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