A tragedy. In the state of Minnesota, in the United States, the bodies of three children were discovered in a lake in Ramsey County. The body of a woman, their mother, was also discovered, submerged in water. According to the first elements of the investigation, the mother of the family would be at the origin of the drama. As reported by the American press agency AP, the track of the triple murder followed by a suicide is privileged.

“The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this incident as a possible triple murder-suicide,” a press release said.

A few hours earlier, the body of the children’s father had been discovered in a place where several mobile homes were gathered, in the town of Maplewood, near Minneapolis. This first macabre discovery then led the police to the lake. The identity of the family has not yet been released, but it is known that the young victims are two boys and a girl and that they were all three under six years old.

The first body discovered after four hours of research

After the death of the father of the family, in circumstances which still remain mysterious, the mother would have left in the car and would have taken her three children with her, as reported by AP, citing Lieutenant Joe Steiner of the Maplewood police.

When the police arrived at the scene of the tragedy, it was too late. In the afternoon, they found the siblings’ shoes on the shores of the lake. Finally, after four hours of research, the police discovered the first child’s body, then a second and their mother. The course of the fourth victim was found after another 11 hours of searching. An autopsy is in progress.

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