A Connecticut mom who strangled her three younger kids to loss of life earlier than hanging herself in a triple-murder suicide left a suicide notice for her husband.
‘Sorry, Pedro I take my children with me,’ the notice learn, in line with member of the family Digna Naulaguari, who instructed The New York Publish.
Pedro Pedro nonetheless hasn’t completed the 2 web page letter written by his spouse, Sonia Loja, 36, after she killed her three children – Junior Panjon, 12, Joselyn Panjon, 10, and Jonael Panjon, 5 – at her house in Danbury on Wednesday round 6.30 p.m. earlier than taking her personal life.
It was later revealed that Loja had battled melancholy and was in misery after being cited a number of instances for illegally working a child-care heart.
‘I really feel horrible,’ Pedro instructed The New York Publish on Friday. ‘There was nothing flawed with how Sonia was appearing.’
PICUTRED: From left to proper – Jonael Panjon (5), father Pedro Panjon, Junior Panjon (12), mom Sonia Loja (36), and Joselyn Panjon (10). Loja allegedly strangled the three kids earlier than killing herself
Pedro – who works in landscaping – arrived at his house Wednesday afternoon after calling police and requesting a wellness test after not listening to from his spouse all day.
Naulaguari defined Pedro knew one thing was off when his children did not run out the door to greet him like they do on a regular basis.
‘When Pedro got here house from work, the youngsters would at all times rush out to his automotive and yell, “Daddy!” Yay!” My daddy came back!,” particularly the lady, Joselyn,’ she stated.
Pedro went to the door and seen it was locked – which was uncommon for the household. Naulaguari stated ‘his coronary heart broke’ as he seen one thing wasn’t proper.
He shortly found the letter on the kitchen counter earlier than shortly dropping it to seek for his kids. Pedro discovered his son, Junior, in a bed room together with his daughter, Joselyn, on the mattress.
His five-year-old son, Jonael, was present in a separate room with cords round his neck.
‘He took the cables off, hoping he’d hear life, but it surely was too late, Naulaguari stated.
Loja was discovered within the again shed on the household’s Connecticut property. Police say she dedicated suicide by hanging herself after killing her household
Pedro ‘fainted to the bottom’ upon discovering the our bodies of his three kids after his spouse strangled them earlier than hanging herself of their Connecticut house.
A neighbor of the household says Pedro discovered the our bodies after asking police for a wellness test on Sonia after not listening to from her.
‘He known as the cops and requested them to do a wellness test after which he got here right here and he beat the cops right here,’ neighbor Elvis Espinal instructed The New York Publish.
‘He went inside and like a pair minutes later he got here out and he known as 911 and simply fainted to the bottom.’
A neighbor says the daddy, Pedro Panjon, known as police to conduct a wellness test after he hadn’t heard from his spouse all day. Panjon beat police to his house the place he found the our bodies of his three kids. Shortly after he got here out of the house and fainted
Police later discovered Loja hanging from the ceiling of a shed the household constructed themselves throughout their almost 5 years of dwelling on the residence positioned at 10 Whaley St, in line with Espinal.
He described the household as being ‘quiet’ whereas recalling the brief and pleasant gestures they’d alternate.
‘We might say “Hi” and wave however they stored to themselves,”‘ Espinal said. ‘They had parties on the weekend, picnics. Just family. They kept the yard nice, they built that shed.’
Espinal described Loja as ‘even-tempered,’ adding that his family never noticed anything strange about the 36-year-old.
‘She was always nice to me,’ he said. ‘No attitude or anything. The kids were always very friendly, well-behaved.’
Espinal told the Post that he’s ‘had a knot’ in his stomach ever since he learned what happened to his quiet neighbors. ‘I still have no appetite. I’m not in shock, it’s more than shock, it’s like horror or like devastation.
‘I can’t stop seeing the little boy’s face,’ he said, recalling 5-year-old Jonael.
Neighbor Elvis Espinal told the New York Post that Loja (pictured) was ‘very friendly’ and ‘well-behaved.’ He recalls never noticing anything out of the ordinary about the 36-year-old
Preliminary findings reveal that Loja strangled her three children to death in her Connecticut home
The family was described by a neighbor as being ‘quiet.’ The family would exchange brief friendly gestures with neighbors. Pictured: police working on the scene
Loja ran an illegal daycare out of her Danbury home where the murder suicide occurred. On Wednesday the caregiver called parents and told them to not drop their children off – the same day the horrific incident unfolded.
‘Yesterday morning, just before 10, a guy came to drop off his kid and she came to the door and said, “No, sorry, I can not watch him right now.”‘ neighbor Espinal recalled.
‘She explained that she’d called all the rest of them, all the rest of the parents of the kids she watches, and she couldn’t get a hold of one, to tell them not to come that day.’
He added, ‘The kids she watched, they would always be outside playing, like all day,’ he said. ‘She has a swing set in the back and she never yelled! Never really even raised her voice. Not even like, you know, getting them to come in, or anything like that. She was quiet.’
Nube Sucuzhanay, 33, who has sent her two kids to Loja’s daycare for about seven years, said she was shocked when she heard about the incident.
‘I can’t believe Sonia did this,’ Sucuzhanay told The New York Post. ‘I don’t believe what’s happened. Sonia was a good person. She loved and looked after her kids and was good with the kids she looked after.
Sucuzhanay attended a vigil for the family outside of the home on Thursday. She explained that 15 years ago Loja immigrated to the US from Ecuador.
‘I was very comfortable leaving my children with Sonia,’ she said.
A classmate of 10-year-old Joselyn also attended the vigil and recalled her classmate from Saint Peter School as being ‘smart’ and a good friend.
‘Joselyn was a very smart, creative and helpful person,’ Katelyn Jimenez, 11, told the Post. ‘Joselyn was always there when you needed her. She would comfort anyone going through a tough time.’
She continued, ‘To me, it seemed like she lived a good life. She was very positive. She was great at art and music, but she was also very smart at math. I’m feeling sad. She was a good classmate and friend.’
Loja ran a daycare from her home. She called parents prior to the incident and told them not to bring their kids in on Wednesday – the day of the horrific incident
The day of the incident, a parent arrived to drop off their child after not receiving Loja’s message. Loja told the parent she couldn’t watch the child, a neighbor said
A neighbor said he would always see the kids playing in their backyard and around the house. He said Loja was ‘quiet’ and never raised her voice
A mom who has enrolled her two kids in Loja’s daycare said she is shocked by the incident and trusted the mother with her kids
Loja and her three kids lived at the home with two other adults – who were not at the address when police arrived on Tuesday evening.
Since the death of his family, Pedro has posted photos on Facebook in tribute to his family.
Another photo displays a black ribbon with the words in Spanish, ‘Rest in Peace, now you are in a better place with God.’
The father, Pedro, has posted photos of his deceased family on Facebook since the horrific Wednesday incident. His wife and three kids, pictured above, are seen eating cake as frosting sticks to their faces. Pedro updated the photo above as his profile picture
On Wednesday, chief of police Patrick Ridenhour said: ‘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.’
Police responded to the scene around 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a request for a wellness check. Chief of police Patrick Ridenhour said the caller was distraught and crying
Ridenhour announced on Wednesday that they found three dead children in the home and a woman dead in the shed behind the house
Detective Captain Mark Williams said in a statement Thursday: ‘We can now confirm the identities of the deceased as Sonia Loja, 36, Junior Panjon, 12, Joselyn Panjon, 10, and Jonael Panjon, 5.
‘Ms. Loja is the mother of the three children, and they all resided at 10 Whaley Street. The children all appear to have died by strangulation, and the mother’s suspected cause of death is asphyxia by hanging.
‘Pending an official autopsy, preliminary findings indicate that Ms. Loja strangled her three children before killing herself. However, this is still an active investigation.
‘Investigators had learned that the mother and children lived at the residence with two other adults, who were not present when the police arrived. They and other extended family members have been contacted and advised of the incident.
The scene at 10 Whaley Street shows the home with police cars outside the crime scene. The three children lived in the home with their parents and two others
Mayor Dean Esposito, who responded to the scene to offer support, said ‘a truly horrible event occurred in our city yesterday and we mourn the tragic loss of life.
‘In the coming days, mental health and counseling services will be provided through collaboration with the Danbury Public Schools and the City of Danbury.
‘Our community grieves for the innocent lives taken from us. We will get through this together’.
One neighbor, Tom Neville, said that the event has rattled locals in what is usually a quiet area.
He instructed NBC Connecticut on the night time of the incident: ‘At 5 o’clock tonight, I used to be watering my flowers and nothing. Nothing regarded like suspicious was happening or something.’
One other neighbor, who remained nameless, instructed News12Connecticut that ‘they’d typically see the youngsters enjoying at a park close by.’