Police investigate suicide after murder after discovering bodies of mother and son in Melbourne’s backyard
Mother, 63, and son, 34, found dead in the backyard of their childhood home may have been suicides – as his ominous Facebook post is revealed
- A mother and son were found dead on Thursday in a backyard in Notting Hill
- Ingrid House, 63, and Nicholas, 34, were discovered by another of her sons
- Police are investigating whether the tragedy in Melbourne was a murder
- Devastated relatives said their tragic deaths were “hard to understand.”
A mother and son found dead in the backyard of a suburban home could be the victim of a tragic suicide attack, police said.
Ingrid House, 63, was found dead Thursday morning next to her son Nicholas, 34, by his brother in their family’s backyard in Notting Hill, Melbourne.
Mrs. House’s devastated sister-in-law, Alison, said the tragedy was impossible to grasp.
“It’s hard to understand,” she told the Herald Sun..
“We don’t know the circumstances.”
Police are investigating whether the mother and son were involved in a suicide attack after Mr. House wrote on social media that he had “one of the worst years.”
Nicholas House (photo) was found dead with his mother Ingrid in the backyard of their home in the Melbourne suburbs
The mother and son were found on Thursday in a site in Notting Hill (photo) by another Mrs. House son
Mrs. House had three sons, including Nicholas, and lived in the house for several years.
Social media accounts give the impression that he had a close relationship with his family and friends.
Detectives from Monash Crime Investigation are leading the investigation with the help of the Homicide Squad unit.
Neighbor Peter Wrighter, an Iraqi immigrant, said an elderly couple had lived in the house for more than a decade.
Nicholas House (photo) was a passionate sports fan who shared numerous photos of fun moments online with friends and family
“I was shocked when I first heard the sirens and opened the window and saw the police and everyone.
“At home in Iraq, I’m used to killing, but my wife is very upset.”
Mr House’s social media pages show that he was a passionate Tigers supporter, who often went to games with family and friends.
His mother posted dozens of photos of her family, including several young children enjoying birthday parties and Christmas.
Investigators have not revealed how the couple died or what led to the tragedy.