The bodies of a 27-year-old Syrian woman and her two daughters – seven and nine years old – were found in a freezer in Aabenraa in southern Jutland on Sunday.
The woman’s husband, who is also the father of the children, is now being sought by the police. South Jutland police have said in a statement that the case was a “family tragedy” and that the father is a suspect.
The woman and the two girls were last seen alive Wednesday or Thursday of last week. When and how the killings occurred is still being investigated. The family came to Denmark in the summer of 2015 and had refugee status. Police said that the father and husband did not live with the family.
One of the woman’s relatives went to the police after not being able to make contact with her for several days. Police continue to investigate in and around the apartment and question the family’s neighbours and associates.