MN - Mother kills her 3 children (all under age 5) takes her own life, father found dead at home, 1 July 2022

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A Minnesota mother is suspected of killing her three young children and may have also taken her own life, just hours after her husband and the children’s father reportedly died, the Pioneer Press reports.

The tragic situation is still unfolding, with crews late Friday night searching a lake in a St. Paul suburb, where the bodies of two of the children have been found, according to KSTP-TV. Authorities are still searching for the third child and the mother.

All three kids were younger than 5 years old.

“Horrible facts developing,” Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher wrote on Facebook Friday evening.

Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, police in a different suburb responded to a reported suicide and found a deceased man, who is believed to be the father of the children, according to KARE 11. The man’s death remains under investigation.

Police believe that the missing woman is the deceased man’s wife, whose vehicle was found at a park near the lake.

Relatives and friends of the family were convening near the lake as they watched crews scour the water and surrounding area. Authorities on Friday evening were using a dive team, air boats, a helicopter and dogs to aid in the search at the lake, which is 50 feet deep in some parts.

“We do not know yet where their mother is, but we’re treating this as a potential triple homicide here at Lake Vadnais,” Fletcher told reporters at a news conference late Friday, according to KARE 11.

“There is nothing more tragic than the loss of young children, all of which were apparently under the age of 5. If you’re wondering why we suspect the children are here, the children’s shoes were here.”

The body of a child was found in a lake just north of St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday, and the search continued for their mother and her two other children in what authorities are calling a "potential triple-homicide."

The day began at about 10:30 a.m. local time when police were called to a reported suicide in Maplewood, a city just west of St. Paul. They found an adult man dead at the scene, Maplewood Police Lt. Joe Steiner said at an evening news conference. The exact cause of death was not disclosed, and Steiner said it remains under investigation.

At approximately 4 p.m., police responded to Vadnais Lake on information of a possible murder-suicide, Steiner said. Authorities began to search the lake for three children and a woman. Steiner said the lake response was "in relation to" the earlier incident, but did not specify.
 

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The bodies of two young children have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and searchers are still looking for a third they fear may have been intentionally drowned.

Meanwhile, the father of the children died at a different location hours earlier, and their mother is missing. Names have not been released.

The chain of events began Friday morning when the father was found dead at a mobile home park in the town of Maplewood, near Minneapolis.

Police determined that the woman had left with the children, and a search began

The woman’s car was found near Vadnais Lake around 4 p.m. Friday. Authorities believe all three children were under the age of 5


Police have found the body of a Minnesota woman believed to have committed suicide with all three of her children after she found her husband had reportedly killed himself.

The Vietnamese community Maplewood has been sent in an uproar over the incident, with friends and family identifying the woman as Molly Cheng, a tattoo and beauty artist in the area.

The husband has been named only as Kos by his sister, Pa Lee, who shared news of her siblings' tragic death on Facebook.

Ramsay County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said police are 'treating this is a potential triple-homicide here at Lake Vadnais.'
Police are searching for Molly Cheng, left, of Maplewood, Minnesota who is believed to have killed herself and her three children following her husband's suicide on Friday

  • Police are searching for Molly Cheng, left, of Maplewood, Minnesota who is believed to have killed herself and her three children following her husband's suicide on Friday
Cheng and her husband, identified by family members as Kos, are pictured with their three children, one of whom was found dead inside a lake on Friday evening
Cheng and her husband, identified by family members as Kos, are pictured with their three children, one of whom was found dead inside a lake on Friday evening
 
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The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a homicide. The chain of events began Friday morning when the father was found dead at a mobile home park in the town of Maplewood, near Minneapolis.
 

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I guess I'll have to use my not-a-real-word again: Damm.
SMH. Three beautiful children gone -- why and for what?
So is it a suicide by the father and then a triple murder and a suicide by the mother -- or is it possible the mother could have done it all?
I don't use FB, so I may well be missing those details.

WTH could have caused this horrible loss of both adults and their beautiful and perfect children? I'm betting we won't get much info on the details unless a good friend or family member knows what triggered this awful situation and MSM gets it and then gives us the details.
But it's done and gone, regardless.
Fly high, littlest angels.
 
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