Paris:Mother, 4 Young Children Found Dead in Flat

It was a sad Christmas day in Paris as the bodies of five people were found in a flat north-east of Paris.

An inquiry has been launched by police.

The victims were a woman and her four children aged between nine months and 10 years old, prosecutors said.

Their bodies were found late on Monday evening in the town of Meaux, 40km (25 miles) from the French capital.

Photograph of French Police for illustration purpose

Police are looking for the 33-year-old father, who is “on the run”.

Relatives raised the alarm after they failed to receive any response from the family.

Prosecutor Jean-Baptiste Bladier confirmed to French media that the Versailles judicial police service was investigating.

The flat showed no sign of break-in and the children’s father was not present, he said.

The Paris region has recently seen a series of infanticides:

In late November, a 41-year-old man confessed to killing his three daughters, aged four, 10 and 11, and turned himself in.

Police found them dead in his home in the town of Alfortville, in the south-eastern suburbs of the capital

In October, a policeman killed his three daughters before killing himself at his home in Vemars in Val-d’Oise.

Source: BBC