A mother in Connecticut killed herself believing that she had just killed her daughter. On Saturday morning, the 8-year-old girl regained consciousness after a strangulation attempt only to discover her mother’s dead body, according to PEOPLE.
Police believe that Ivanna Krekhtyak, 36, committed suicide by hanging. Her daughter had strangulation marks on her neck. When she came to, she went to her neighbors for help. She is now in stable condition.
“Pretty clear from the injuries this was designed, at least in our opinion at this point, that strangulation was meant to kill her,” police said in an NBC affiliate report.
Krekhtyak’s husband, Vasyl Krekhtyak, died at age 38 two years ago after hanging himself from a tree according to the Connecticut Post. He committed suicide a week after appearing in a Florida court for allegedly setting fire to an unoccupied home.