Five Young Children And Mother Found Dead

Five young children and their mother have been found dead in a Florida apartment, and authorities are searching for the woman's husband.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the husband, Mesac Damas, boarded a flight to Haiti, where he has family. The sheriff's office describes him as a person of interest.

His car was found at Miami International Airport and investigators are checking it for evidence.

Family members contacted authorities Thursday saying they hadn't heard from the mother, and a missing person report was filed the next day. Yesterday, the sheriff's office entered the home in a gated community in Naples and found the bodies.

Authorities aren't saying how the victims died. The children ranged in age from 11 months to 9.

County court records show the husband has prior charges for domestic violence against his wife. A 2005 charge was dismissed after a hearing.

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  • by JKB Location: NC on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    This is so sad and hurtful to hear. I was in an domestic situation with all my kids and when my husband at the time attempted to kill my kids and me, I ended it right then on the spot and today we're not together, thank God we're divorced. Women and men, if u r in an domestic situation, get away and don't go back, there is help out there, better than being dead. Please!!!!
  • by LHN Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    This really is sad considering he was in court for the same thing and now they are all dead. What is wrong with this picture?? Bet you believe her now!
  • by enc Location: enc on Sep 21, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    so nevers ceases to shock me when i hear these stories. what troubled times we live in.

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