California man kills his 2 children, then hangs himself - FOX10 News

The 40-year-old had failed to return his children, a daughter aged six and a son aged 18 months, to the home of his estranged wife after spending Father's Day with them.

The mother went to look for the children at the Slater Street residence Sunday evening but they were not there, Cregan said.

The couple was married but had been separated for six months. Police also say Camara called Child Protective Services Sunday afternoon regarding the mother's home.

Police believe the man killed his children and then died by suicide, police said. I sought help on numerous occasions and said many many many times my children were in danger in their fathers care and I didn't receive the urgent help I needed to save them.

The father and the children's mother, who lived in unincorporated Sonoma County southwest of Santa Rosa, were involved in a custody dispute and the father violated a custody order, Lt. John Cregan said. But neighbors say Camara did appear to be on edge in recent days. "It just caught all of us by surprise, and it's very tragic, we aren't sure why he would do such a thing?"

A California father is accused of killing his two young children before hanging himself in a double murder-suicide Monday morning.

A YouCaring page has been set up to help Julian and Juliana's family. The wife called the sheriff's office and deputies later found the bodies. Climbing through a bathroom window, they were able to find the bodies. "Our preliminary investigation shows they did have a volatile arrangement following their separation, and there have been heated verbal exchanges that we're aware of". And they're telling their buddies, 'Hey, go hit Oakleaf, ' and, 'Go hit other big neighborhoods, ' because they know that the citizens there aren't locking their vehicles so it's an easy target for them.

Detectives say evidence of a flammable substance in the area of the suspect's bedroom indicates he might have started the blaze.

'We're stilll going to be exploring the timeline to determine when the children were last seen and when the tragedy occurred, ' Cregan said. On Facebook, Botelho da Camara said he was originally from the Azores in Portugal.

"They're really super sweet kids and he seemed like a really good father", neighbor Carrie Buchholz told the news station.

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