Family saved after suicide attempt try again, only one survives

A family of three who made headlines after they were saved by police following a suicide attempt late last month attempted suicide again. This time only one survived.

A family of three who made headlines after they were saved by police following a suicide attempt late last month attempted suicide again. This time only one survived.

The family were discovered by police after two had already died in a highway service area, police said Saturday.

The incident occurred at Xiarong Expressway's Hongguan Service Area in Lanshan County, Hunan Province, on May 31.

When police arrived on scene, they found a man, 55, and a woman, 28, both surnamed Deng, deceased in a car while a woman, 54, surnamed Liu, was alive but suffered wrist injuries.

Police found objects including suicide notes, medicine bottles, syringes, and knives in the car.

A preliminary investigation showed they cut their wrists after taking sleeping pills and injecting large doses of insulin.

Two died from drug poisoning and hemorrhagic shock while Liu was sent to hospital. She is in a stable condition, police confirmed.

The three, all Beijing natives, were confirmed to be from one family.

Now Lanshan police have asked police where the family lived for help in contacting their relatives as further investigation continues.

According to Beijing Youth Daily, the family of three was the same family who made headlines after a suicide attempt in Hainan Province last month.

Earlier reports showed a young woman, surnamed Deng, from Beijing, sent a suicide note on Weibo on May 20 as her family was allegedly in huge debt and her father had failed in business. The family were saved by Hainan police after being notified by netizens.

However, after the Weibo post, some netizens questioned her motivation and also launched a cyber manhunt for her family members, which "completely disturbed their life," an official from the public security bureau of Lanshan said.

The family originally planned to return to Beijing to begin a new life but the "great pressure" that came from netizens after their first suicide attempt made them feel "mentally and physically exhausted," the official added.

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