Father found dead on Taiwan beach after death of two children

Precise circumstances of death not clear

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A man found dead on Jinshan beach turned out to be the father wanted by police in connection with the death of his two children.

A man found dead on Jinshan beach turned out to be the father wanted by police in connection with the death of his two children. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police confirmed Tuesday evening (April 13) that a dead man found on the beach at Jinshan in New Taipei City was the father wanted as a suspect in the death of two children.

Wu (吳), 40, had disappeared after the bodies of a sister and brother, aged 10 and 7 respectively, were found at his home in the New Taipei City district of Taishan on April 21.

Judging from his clothes, the man discovered in Jinshan at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday was Wu, though no identification was found on him, the Central News Agency reported.

He had recently divorced his wife, who received custody of the daughter. The girl was visiting her father for the weekend, but did not return home, leading the mother to search for her and find the crime scene.

Reports placed Wu at the Qianshuiwan beach area in Sanzhi on Taiwan’s north coast, but later reports indicated he might have moved away to nearby Tamsui.

On Tuesday morning, a man was found dead in the water near Wanli, initially causing speculation that the fugitive had been located, but it turned out to be another person.