Police to talk to mother in 'suspicious' deaths of three kids in Drummondville

Posted By: Canadian Press · 12/3/2012 12:20:00 PM

The father of three young children found dead in Drummondville on the weekend says he will speak to the media tomorrow, to answer questions.

Patrick Desautels says the tragedy has left the family speechless and the police investigation will shed light on the situation.

Quebec provincial police say they hope to speak with the mother of the children.

The victims — two girls, aged two and five, and their four-year-old brother — were found late Sunday afternoon after police received an emergency call.

The mother, who was also transported to hospital for unspecified reasons, is being described as an important witness.

"Exactly what happened needs to be cleared up," Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau, a provincial police spokesman, said Monday.

"We're hoping to meet with the 33-year-old woman, (the mother), who is resting in hospital and is out of danger."

He said investigators were also meeting with other witnesses to figure out more about what happened.

Meanwhile, autopsies will be performed on the young children later Monday to determine how they died, Thibodeau said.

Police have still not said how the children died or where they were found inside the second-floor unit of a brown brick duplex in Drummondville, about an hour outside Montreal.



Woman places flowers outside home in Drummondville where 3 children were found dead


Police car outside home in Drummondville where 3 children were found dead


Flowers and teddy bears outside home in Drummondville where 3 children were found dead


Photos: Laura Casella (CJAD)
Photo of the children: via Twitter

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