Family of four found dead in Plovdiv apartment

A family of four was found dead in an apartment in the Kyuchuk Parizh residential area of Plovdiv, Focus news agency reported on January 21 2013.

The dead included a man of 32, his 28-year-old wife and their two sons, aged eight and three. The cause of death was not immediately reported, but police investigators found a gun, legally owned by the man, at the scene.

The bodies were discovered by his brother when he unlocked the apartment door using a spare key, after several days of trying to, unsuccessfully, get in touch with his brother’s family.

Earlier this month, a family of five was found dead in an apartment in the Gotse Delchev residential area of Sofia, including a woman of 79, her daughter and son-in-law, both in their mid-50s and their two sons, aged 27 and 21.

The victims died of gunshot and stab wounds, with shell casings and knives were found at the scene. Police said that it appeared that the perpetrator was the elder son, who seemed to have shot himself.

Earlier in January 2013, authorities promised a crackdown on hunters and their use of firearms after the first few days of the year saw four deaths of hunters in separate shooting incidents.

(Photo: Bart Groenhuizen/



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