SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Police say a man in a child custody dispute is suspected of killing his children before hanging himself inside his Santa Rosa apartment.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2sMN2MO ) deputies discovered the bodies Monday after the children’s mother contacted authorities because their father didn’t returned them to her Sunday night as agreed.
Santa Rosa Police Lt. John Cregan says deputies found the bodies of the man, his 6-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son in a bedroom.
The 40-year-old man had apparently hanged himself. It was not immediately clear how the children died.
The children were last seen alive Sunday morning when the mother brought the boy to the father’s apartment where the girl had spent the night.
Cregan says the children and their dad were to spend Father’s Day together, with the mother picking them up later that day.