Mother, 41, kills her six-year-old twin daughters by shooting them in the head before killing herself in their Illinois home, Monday
Celia Henning and her twin daughters, Makalya and Addison, were found dead inside of their home, in a suspected double murder-suicide
Husband found the bodies his wife and daughters inside a bathroom in their home when he came home from work
The couple had been married 10 years and the girls had just started kindergarten
Celia Henning and her six-year-old twin daughters, Makalya and Addison, were found dead on Monday inside of their home, in a suspected double murder-suicide
A Joliet Illinois woman described by friends and family as a devoted mother and her young twin daughters were found dead in their Illinois home in what authorities are now calling a double murder-suicide.
Celisa Henning, 41, and her six-year-old twin daughters, Makalya and Addison, were found dead from gunshot injuries on Monday inside of their home in the 400 block of North Reed in Joliet, about an hour outside Chicago.
Authorities said Henning was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, with her daughters suffering from the same fatal injuries. Police are calling their deaths a double murder-suicide.
Dennis Henning, her father-in-law and the girls’ grandfather told the Chicago Tribune that the girls stayed home with their mother on Monday.
He explained that his son, who is a plumber, tried contacting his wife during the day but she did not answer the phone.
When he arrived home around 3.30pm, he found the bodies of his wife and twin girls, Dennis said.
‘He’s grieving,’ the Dennis said of his son. ‘It’s a tragedy… I hope and pray to God that he can live through it.’
He shared that the girls had just started kindergarten at St. Paul the Apostle School and that his son was married to their mother for 10 years.
Celia Henning shot twin daughters Makalya and Addison in their home in Joliet, Illinois
The woman’s husband and the children’s father found them dead inside the home on Monday afternoon after his wife did not respond to any of his calls or messages during the day.
The girls had just started kindergarten at St. Paul the Apostle School. Authorities have not said if the mother left a note or revealed a motive for the tragedy.
Neighbor Joan Paul said she spoke regularly with the mother and described her as being devoted to her children.
‘If she did this, I can’t imagine the terror in her heart,’ Paul said. ‘Those kids were her life. She was an excellent mother.’
The Will County coroner will be conducting the autopsies.
Authorities have not said if the mother left a note or revealed a motive for the tragedy.