MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Friends of two boys who were apparently victims of murder at the hands of their father remembered the pair at a growing memorial outside the family's home Thursday.
Nicolas Lujan recalled his school chum Tyrese, 10, as a quiet and sometimes shy kid known for scooping his little brother from junior kindergarten and treating him to a two-man game of tag on the front lawn of their Mississauga home.
Nicolas, 9, and his uncle, Michael Lujan, lit several small candles and knelt in prayer in front of the memorial outside Tyrese's family home in Mississauga.
Tyrese, his brother Santosh, 4, and their father Samuel Masih, 36, were identified by police on Wednesday as the three people found dead inside a burning SUV northeast of Barrie, Ont., last Friday morning.
Masih's wife reported her husband and two sons as missing around 1:30 a.m. Friday after they failed to return home from a Thursday night outing to the movies.
The Ontario Provincial Police are calling it a double murder-suicide, and Peel Regional Police have said its investigators will be looking into reports that Masih and his wife were headed for a divorce, and will investigate all other aspects of his life, as well.