Horrendous: Bodies of Syrian refugee mother and her two daughters found in freezer of Denmark home
Migrants, mainly from Syria, walk on a highway near Rodby, Denmark on September 7, 2015 toward Sweden, where they hope to seek asylum (AFP/Bax Lindardt)
Danish police stated they had discovered the remains of a refugee from Syria and her two young daughters in a freezer in their flat in southern Denmark.
The harrowing discovery was made on Sunday in the town of Aabenraa, after worried relatives had approached the local authorities claiming they had not heard from the family in days.
The police statement reported that the 27-year-old woman and the two girls, aged seven and nine, had been killed but offered no further details.
According to the Danish press, the husband of the deceased woman and father of the two girls did not live with the family. Police are now looking for the man, saying he is a suspect.
The family arrived in Denmark last year and later received refugee status.
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