The Connecticut mother, who was found dead at home with her three children this week, had strangled the children before taking her own life, police said Thursday.
Sonia Loja, 36, has been identified by Danbury Police as the woman, who was found dead of suspected asphyxia when she was hanged at a family home in Whaley Street, where police were conducting a health check around 6.30pm on Wednesday .
Loja’s three children, identified as 12-year-old Junior Panjon, 10-year-old Joselyn Panjon and 5-year-old Jonael Panjon, were also found dead at the residence.
“Pending an official autopsy, preliminary results indicate that Ms Loja strangled her three children before killing herself,” Danbury Police said in a statement to The Post. “However, this is still an active investigation.”
Loja and her three children lived in the home with two other adults who were not there when police arrived on Wednesday. The police said they had now been informed of the four deaths.
The autopsies were scheduled to be performed Thursday morning.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims,” department officials said in a statement.
Mayor Dean Esposito called the incident a “truly horrific event” that shook the city of Connecticut.
“In the coming days, mental health and counseling services will be provided in partnership with Danbury Public Schools and the City of Danbury,” Esposito said in a statement. “Our community mourns the innocent lives that have been taken from us. We will get through this together.”
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five counties, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.
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