Tuesday, September 9, 2014
"FLUSHING, NY — A financially troubled Queens man butchered his wife and their teen son to death with a knife before setting them on fire and killing himself in a grisly murder/suicide, sources said.
"The gruesome scene was discovered when firefighters arrived to the family’s home at The Blair House on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing just before 5 a.m. Tuesday and found the three bodies inside the fully engulfed living room of their sixth floor apartment.
"Investigators believe Korea native Joon Lee 50, snapped early Tuesday and repeatedly stabbed his wife and their 16-year-old son before stacking the bodies on top of one another and dousing them in gasoline.
"Lee then set ablaze the corpses of his wife and son before slashing his wrists.
"It took 12 FDNY units and 60 firefighters a little more than 30 minute to get the fire under control, officials said.
"Once extinguished, police entered the house of horrors and began piecing together the puzzle.
“`There are knife wounds, so many we can’t tell how many because of the fire,` a source said.
"Investigators also found a note penned by the dad somewhere in the blood soaked, burned out home that described the family’s money woes and how Joon was struggling to find work. sources said."
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