Mom left suicide note for husband before killing her 3 children then herself: ‘I take my kids with me’

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A Connecticut mother allegedly wrote her husband a suicide note after strangling their three children to death and then hanging herself, telling him that she was taking their kids with her.

Sonia Loja, 36, evidently committed the triple-murder suicide throwing family and neighbors into shock after leaving a note that said, “Sorry, Pedro I take my kids with me,” family member Digna Naulaguari told the New York Post.

The husband, Pedro Panjon, has been unable to finish reading his wife’s two-page letter that she left behind. She allegedly took their three kids Junior Panjon, 12, Joselyn Panjon, 10, and Jonael Panjon, 5, with her as she left this world. The atrocity took place in Danbury on Wednesday at about 6:30 pm.

Naulaguari said that Loja had battled depression and was upset after being cited multiple times for illegally operating a daycare. She reportedly did not have health insurance and couldn’t afford mental health treatment.

“Her job was babysitting, but the city closed her business down, they said it was illegal. She was not working,” Naulaguari recounted. “Then she was crying, she was so sad. She would say, ‘I need to work,’ but she had three kids, so she wanted to work from home. She wanted to stay and take care of her kids and the other kids,” Naulaguari stated.

Loja called her sister Monday and told her she was stressed and couldn’t sleep. Her sister told her that she would come and visit over the weekend. Two days later Loja reportedly killed herself and her children.

“I feel terrible,” Panjon told the New York Post. “There was nothing wrong with how Sonia was acting.”

The husband is a landscaper and a carpenter. He came home Wednesday after calling the police and requesting a wellness check. The distressed father found the door locked. He had been unable to reach his wife all day and knew something was wrong when the children didn’t run out the door to greet him like they do every day.

“When Pedro came home from work, the kids would always rush out to his car and yell, ‘Daddy! Yay! My daddy came back!’, especially the girl, Joselyn,’ Naulaguari said.

As Panjon entered his home, he saw the letter on the kitchen counter. He dropped it and ran to find his children. He reportedly discovered Junior on the floor of a bedroom and Joselyn on the bed already gone. Both had cords, possibly electrical cables, around their necks.

The distraught father found his five-year-old son, Jonael, in a separate room with cords around his neck.

“He took the cables off, hoping he’d hear life, but it was too late,” Naulaguari recounted according to the New York Post.

Panjon called the police and then ran outside to ask a neighbor to speak to a dispatcher who was having a hard time understanding him. He could not find his wife.

After calling the police, he fell to the ground in a faint following the heart-wrenching discovery of the bodies of his children. Panjon was later taken to the hospital.

An uncle also reportedly resides at the home but was not there either.

Police discovered that Loja had hung herself in a shed out back of the Connecticut home.

Chief of Police Patrick Ridenhour said in a statement on Wednesday, “At approximately 6:33 pm officers responded to a well-being check call at 10 Whaley St. The caller was distraught and crying. Upon arrival, officers went inside the single-family residence and discovered three deceased persons, all juveniles. While conducting a further check of the premises they found a deceased female in a shed in the backyard.”

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