A father who murdered his entire family during a horrific gasification began to live a double life with parties and expensive escorts while going abroad on work trips.
Fernando Manrique, 44, and his family – Maria Lutz, 43, and their children Elisa, 11, and Martin, 10, were found dead along with the family dog in their home in Sydney in October 2016 by carbon monoxide poisoning.
After an investigation into their deaths this week, former friends and colleagues revealed the secret wild life that Manrique led while living in Asia.
Fernando Manrique, 44, killed his entire family to death after his wife discovered his affair with a 17-year-old girl in the Philippines and requested a divorce, heard an investigation
Maria Lutz, 43 and her children Elisa, 11 and Martin, 10, were found dead together with the family dog in their home in Sydney in October 2016
Former colleagues described how Manrique went bar-hopping and even made cosmetic improvements during his time in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines (stock image on photo)
Manrique, was a & # 39; tricky IT manager & # 39; until he started doing stints in Asia between 2015 and 2016, the Daily Telegraph reported.
& # 39; He had absolutely no interpersonal or human skills. I have no idea how he ended up in senior positions, & said an Australian businessman.
A former friend said he was a & # 39; predator & # 39; Had tigged dozens of young women while living away from his family.
Former colleagues have described how Manrique would go bar-hopping and even get into cosmetic improvements during his time in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.
He would spend big money, get huge credit card bills at a party with young women.
With his young family back in Sydney, Manrique surrendered to expensive escorts in Asia. He even watched Viagra, a former friend said.
Fernando Manrique, 44, had a Vietnamese girlfriend (photo) whom he met at Kim & # 39; s Tavern
When Mrs. Lutz (pictured with her family) discovered the Manrique affair, she demanded a divorce
Eventually he began to see a woman he met on a night out at Kim's Tavern in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and she started buying her lavish gifts.
When he started to introduce her as his girlfriend, former business colleagues expressed their concerns.
A former colleague told him that he & # 39; played & # 39; became when the woman announced that she was pregnant.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; & # 39; Everything she does with you has probably been done to 20 other people & # 39; & # 39;. & # 39;
Manrique reportedly responded and said: & # 39; I am a rock star, I know what I am doing & # 39 ;.
Later, he continued to follow more women in Bangkok, Taiwan, and Japan, colleagues & # 39; s said.
While living in the Philippines, he paid rent for an apartment for a 17-year-old girl, named Jamilyn during the investigation.
The request for legal assistance heard Lutz, a lawyer, was dedicated to her children and was planning to return to work after receiving help from the National Insurance Scheme for People with Disabilities
The body of young Martin was found in a room next to the bull troop of the Tequila family (photo)
The beloved dog died next to the young autistic boy, in the house as collateral damage
The investigation revealed that Manrique had transferred $ 3,400 to his teenage mistress in the days prior to death, even though the family was nearly bankrupt.
FROM COLOMBIA TO SYDNEY: A TIME
Early 2005: Fernando Manrique and Maria Claudia Lutz are moving from Colombia to Sydney, Australia.
February 2005: The couple buys a house in Davidson, in the north of Sydney, for $ 590,000.
May 2005: Their first child Elisa is born.
August 2006: Mr. Manrique and the son of Lutz, Martin, are born. Both children have non-verbal autism.
January 2009: Lutz's parents visit the family in Sydney.
November 2009: Lutz's brother and sister-in-law travel to Sydney for a vacation.
2012: Elisa goes to school in St. Lucy & # 39; s School for children with disabilities in Wahroongah.
2013: Martin starts school at the same place. Their mother was a regular employee in the school canteen and popular with the community.
November 2013: Mr Manrique starts at Drake Business Logistics as Chief Technology Officer.
May 2015: He is appointed as the Executive Director of Drake Business Services Asia. The father often travels for work with this new role.
October 2016: Family and their pet dog found dead at their home. Is supposed to have been gassed intentionally.
According to a friend, Colombian lawyer Maria Claudia Lutz discovered her husband's infidelity through a transaction for a strip club on a bank statement.
Their relationship ended at the end of September 2016, but Manrique convinced her to let him stay a few more weeks while he found a new place to live.
During this time, his & # 39; bad plan & # 39; get going.
He made four trips to Bunnings and ordered two cylinders of carbon monoxide 10 days before the death of the family to set up a gas supply system in the family home.
The police broke into the house on 17 October 2016 in Davidson, on the northern beaches of Sydney, after the family did not show up at work or at school.
Mr. Manrique's body was in the living room, Mrs. Lutz and Elisa were side by side in a bedroom and Martin was found in a third room next to their bull mastiff Tequila.
Detective Sergeant Timothy Pooley told the inquest that the alleged killer owed the Australian Tax Office more than $ 15,000 and had a $ 28,000 debt on his credit card.
The family only had $ 6 on his trust account, a few thousand in other accounts, and only paid the interest on two mortgages totaling more than $ 500,000.
Mrs. Lutz has been described as a lively and loving woman who reportedly spent many sleepless nights taking care of her children, who regularly needed therapy and doctor's appointments.
She often posted about her children on social media and said her & # 39; worst nightmare & # 39; lost or missing her children.
Weeks after death, a friend revealed that Lutz called family gatherings nine times a day because she was having trouble looking after the children.
She was supported by the government for only about five hours a week.
In addition to investigating the deaths, the investigation would investigate whether stricter restrictions on obtaining toxic gases were needed.
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