Chang Jui-nan (張瑞男), a former chef suspected of murdering his parents and trying to kill his wife and three children, was found dead in his car near Chiayi County’s Jenyi Reservoir (仁義潭) yesterday afternoon.
Police received a report yesterday that what appeared to be a dead man had been seen slouched in the driver’s seat of a silver SUV, the same kind of vehicle the police had identified when asking for help locating Chang on Tuesday.
Police officers arrived at the scene and identified the man as Chang. They discovered some burned charcoal, sleeping pills and a letter on the passenger seat. The police said that the cause of Chang’s death would be investigated by coroners.
“We still do not know the exact reason why he apparently killed his parents,” said Tu Chih-biao (涂志標), captain of Chiayi County Police Department’s Chungpu Precinct Investigation Team.
He added that Chang’s wife and children remained hospitalized and were recovering slowly.
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