GUARDIA Civil officers are investigating a suspected murder-suicide after a couple and their daughter were found shot dead on the Costa del Sol.
Sources close to the investigation suspect the man shot his wife and his daughter, who was believed to have Down’s Syndrome, before turning the gun on himself in their rented villa on the Torrenueva urbanisation in Mijas.
Neighbours named the family as Philip Wood, his wife Sheila and his daughter Sophie.
It is understood that a note left at the home said the daughter’s disability had become too much and had pushed them to the edge. It is thought the note was written by the man.
The UK Foreign Office said it was aware of the deaths, was liaising closely with the local police and was ‘ready to provide consular assistance’.