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Brothers lived with mom and partner’s corpses for days after double suicide – believed the couple were “asleep and cold”
Four young brothers in Spain lived with the decomposing bodies of their mother and her partner for nearly a week after the couple killed themselves – not realizing they were dead despite the overpowering stench.
The boys, between the ages of 5 and 13, believed the couple were “asleep and cold,” the Daily Mirror reported.
They dressed and fed themselves, and went to school, while the corpses rotted away after what police say were deliberate drug overdoses.
One of the youngsters finally mentioned to their landlord that their 32-year-old mom had been asleep for days. When he went to check, he was overcome by the smell of death.
On Sept. 20, police found the bodies of Rocio Aguilar and her 40-year-old partner, Jose Antonio, inside the home in La Zarza-Perrunal in southwestern Spain.
It turns out that cops had already stopped by after the boys’ school raised concerns – but they left when the kids assured them that their mother was asleep.
The co-owner of a hostel where the family had stayed before moving to the rental place told the Spanish paper El Mundo that they had arrived “with nothing” only two weeks earlier.
“They were running from something, I do not know what,” said the woman, who only gave her first name, Isabel.
Bella Vazquez, the hostel’s other co-owner, said she knew Aguilar when she was a child and that her family had moved away to Huelva during a mining crisis.
“She was a girl with a very miserable life. It’s a terrible shame,” she said. “There are four children who will hopefully go on and have a good life.