The police arrived at 10 Whaley Street in Danbury, Connecticut, at around 6:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from a “distraught and crying” man who saw the scene, according to Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour.
Sonia Loja, 36, allegedly strangled her three children Junior Panjon, 12, Joselyn Panjon, 10, and, Jonael Panjon, 5, and appeared to have died by hanging, police said.
Ridenhouse said the incident appeared to be an isolated event and police are not searching for suspects. The General Investigations Division and Special Victims Units participated in the incident.
Many officers who arrived at the harrowing scene had “a really difficult time,” “especially those who had to go inside,” said Ridenhour. “We are ensuring their mental health and well-being is being taken care of at this time, as well.”
“Our evidence teams are here, they’re processing the scene. State’s Attorney has been notified their inspector and State’s Attorney have been here as well,” said Ridenhour earlier in the investigation. “And they’ll be talking to any neighbors and any possible witnesses and getting some background on the victims and talking to family members.”