Police in Naples, Florida found six people dead in a home, including 5 young children, after responding to a missing person’s report on Saturday (9/19).
Mesac Damas, 33, the husband of the deceased woman and the father of the 5 children, is being sought for questioning. According to online reports, Damas boarded a flight early Friday morning bound for Haiti.
The suspect’s father Jean Damas Sr., called police to say Damas telephoned his brother in Haiti where he has other family members. Capt. Chris Roberts of the Naples police dept. said local authorities are working with Haitian officials to extradite Damas from Haiti, but any extradition would take time.
A family member told the media the children’s throats were slit. The bodies of Guerline Damas, her 3 boys and 2 girls were found around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in an apartment in a gated community in the 800 block of Hampton Circle in North Naples.
School officials left an automated message on the couple’s voicemail after it was discovered that the three boys were absent from school on Friday.
A family member filed a missing person’s report Friday after Guerline Damas failed to show up to work at Publix.
On Friday morning, store employees reached her husband on his cell phone. Mesac told them his wife was sick and on the way to the hospital.
Police believe Damas was at Miami International airport when he took that call. By 10 a.m. that morning, Damas was on a flight to Haiti.
Last week, Damas updated his Facebook account with the words, “Good people do not go to heaven, only sinners do! Thank you God I am going to heaven.”