Mother and children brutally murdered

Mother and children brutally murdered

KOCAELİ - Doğan News Agency
Mother and children brutally murdered

An investigation has been launched into the brutal killing of Aysel Geniş and her children while the search for her husband continues. DHA photo

A woman and her three children were found dead in their home Jan. 14 after being reported missing six days prior in the northwestern province of Kocaeli.

The teacher of one the missing children informed police when he had not seen or heard from the child in days. Upon notice, police units raided the family’s home and found the woman and her children dead.

An investigation has been launched by the public prosecutor into the incident. According to data obtained so far, the mother, Aysel Geniş, was choked to death while her two children were killed with a sharp object, and a two-month-old baby was revealed to have died from thirst and starvation.

The children’s father, Ramazan Geniş, has been missing since Jan. 9. Doubts remain high that Geniş is responsible for the murder of his family members but police are currently investigating all possible leads.

Geniş’s parents arrived at the scene of the crime after receiving news of the death of their grandchildren and daughter-in-law. Geniş’s father, Halil Geniş, informed police in a testimony that his son had borrowed money from him two weeks prior because he had debts he needed to pay.

While Halil Geniş was taken to the police station for questioning, his wife Gülsüm Geniş suffered a nervous breakdown at the crime scene.

The murder weapon believed to have been used to kill the children was later found
by police on top of the stove in the house.