Four Siblings' Suicide: Distraught Teen Penned Heartbreaking Suicide Note About Why They Killed Themselves

Meaghan Ellis

Four distraught siblings reportedly committed suicide after being abandoned by their parents. According to the Guardian, the four children -- ranging from age 5 to 14 -- reportedly died of pesticide in an apparent suicide. Preliminary investigative reports suggest that their actions were intentional and they were poisoned after ingesting the deadly substance.

Local authorities found the children -- a 14-year-old boy and three girls -- inside their desolate home in the city of Bijie, Guizhou, on Tuesday, June 9. Although the children were rushed to a local hospital, all four died that night. However, that's not all. It has been reported that a note was found near the body of the oldest sibling. His note has reportedly confirmed suspicions. The children did, indeed, commit suicide.

In the heartwrenching note, the boy reportedly speaks on behalf of his younger siblings. The distraught teen shares graphic details about their feelings of worthlessness due to abandonment and chronic depression.

"I made a vow that I wouldn't live over the age of 15... I'm 14 now. I dream about death, and yet that dream never comes true. Today it must finally come true."

The children's mother, who has only been identified as "Ren," released a statement on Friday, June 12. She remorsefully admitted to her actions and offered a statement for other parents who fail to take proper care of their children.

"I did not shoulder my responsibility for them. I had to come back for a final look at them," Ren reportedly said in an interview with Xinhua on Friday. "If there were one more chance, I would have made proper arrangements for them at any cost. I hope my family's tragedy will not occur again. If parents take care of their children and guide them, such tragedies will not happen."

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