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."