Illinois man kills himself, 10-year-old son with carbon monoxide poisoning, daughter, 6, fights for her life

Woo Chang's 6-year-old daughter survived and is in critical condition at a hospital

Illinois man kills himself, 10-year-old son with carbon monoxide poisoning, daughter, 6, fights for her life
Woo Chang allegedly poisoned his son Austin, 10, and himself to death with carbon monoxide (Photo by Stephanie Andre-Ouellette/GoFundMe)
ADVERTISEMENT

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS: A report of a father allegedly poisoning his family and himself has surfaced in Illinois. As per the police, Woo Chang and Austin Chang, 10, were found dead at their home in Inverness. However, Woo's 6-year-old daughter survived and is in critical condition at a hospital.

It was the mother who first called the police and informed the authorities of them being unconscious. Police Chief Bobo Haas said in a statement, "She called police, who performed a wellness check at the house in the late afternoon."

ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE

Who was Igor Lanis? Michigan man's obsession with QAnon drove him to shoot wife dead and injure daughter

Dhante Jackson: Man who allegedly killed Sophia Mason, 8, and left her body to rot in bathtub nabbed after 6 months

ADVERTISEMENT



 

 

Woo Chang and his 10-year-old son, Austin, were declared dead at the scene. He added, “Officials took 6-year-old Jeslyn to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where she was listed in intensive care.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

The cause of death is yet to be established by the police, however, they did find a gas generator in the home. This could be a possible link to the deaths, as per the officer, who found the gas generator on but out of fuel.

Neighbors found the incident hard to believe and said the ‘family seemed friendly’. "I was very surprised to hear this," said neighbor Renata Dyrda. "10 years old. I can't imagine."

ADVERTISEMENT

Austin Chang, has been identified as a student by Palatine Township Elementary District 15. The statement released said, "The district is simply heartsick, and in both shock and mourning over the tragic loss of one of our students."

It continued, "Our efforts right now are focused on offering support to staff and students at Frank C Whiteley where the student attended school. It goes without saying that this is a devastating loss for all of us here in District 15, especially as we look to the remainder of the school year where the child's absence will be felt by classmates and staff."

ADVERTISEMENT

A GoFundMe page to support the family has been organized by a group known as Friends. It aims to raise money for the expense for the burial and medical expenses for the family, and has reached over $26,000

Share this article: Illinois man kills himself, 10-year-old son with carbon monoxide poisoning, daughter, 6, fights for her life