Old couple commit suicide, suspected “sect”-English

(ANSA)-On Sunday, May 23, Rome-Romagna, an elderly couple commits suicide near Forli, suspected of being a member of the cult.

A couple in their 60s left a note that they wanted to find a “place to live in peace” before shooting their heads at their second home in the Apennines.

Police believe they may have been members of a sect that preached the apocalypse and end-time beliefs. Initially related to the Mayan prophecies of 2012, it has recently been revived due to the war in Ukraine.

The victims were named Paolonelli and Stefania Platania, 67 and 65 years old, former employees of the Italian Senate in Rome.


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