The bodies of a couple have been found next to their dead son after he died of a brain tumor.
Nicu Arava and his wife Vali were so distraught when their nine-year-old son, Cristian Dimitris Arava, passed away that they committed suicide.
The couple, who were both aged 46, were discovered by neighbors next to the child’s body at their apartment in Constanta, Romania.
Investigators found a 13-page farewell letter from the parents in which they told of their heartbreak after finding out their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
On a blog written by the boy’s mother seven years ago, she wrote: ‘I felt like I was dying myself when I heard the diagnosis.’
I can’t express the pain that two parents feel when finding such terrible news about their child. He was only two years old.’
His mother’s last words on the blog were: ‘Our only hope that Cristian is a lucky child and the tumour will stop growing is now shattered. The thought that every moment could be fatal, it drives me crazy.’