Calif. Cops Discover 2nd 'Familycide' in 8 Days

Another family wiped out in murder-suicide
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 2, 2011 3:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – California police believe they've found another case of a family wiped out in a murder-suicide—the second such tragedy in eight days, reports the AP. The discovery of the body of a man who apparently leaped to his death from a highway overpass near San Diego led investigators to a home where the corpses of his lover and her two young children were found. Just last week a man, his wife, and their two daughters were found drowned in the pool and bathtub of their San Diego home in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide likely carried out by the father. (Read more crime stories.)

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