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Friday, August 17, 2012

Linda Van Der Linden and Her Children found stabbed to death in their beds by officers who went to tell them about husband's head-on car crash suicide

A mother and her two young sons have been found stabbed to death in their suburban Detroit home by police officers who went there to notify her of her husband's fatal car crash in Indiana.

Michael Van Der Linden, 38, died and killed another motorist when he drove the wrong way down Interstate 94 near Michigan City just after 1.30 a.m. on Thursday.

When police went to his Bellevue, Michigan home to tell his wife Linda, they found her dead body along with those of her two sons, Matthew, four, and Julien, seven, in separate bedrooms.

Police said they are investigating whether the father, who had a history of depression, killed his family before purposefully crashing into oncoming traffic 120 miles from his home.

When officers visited the Van Der Linden home, in an affluent Detroit neighbourhood, they found the front door ajar and, when no one answered, went inside.

The two young boys and mother, 34, were found stabbed in their chests in their beds, police said.
LaPorte County Medical Examiner John Sullivan told WSBT it appears Van Der Linden stabbed his wife and children and then fled, eventually crashing near Michigan City. Read More