Murder suspected in family tragedy

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The Independent Online
A husband is thought to have murdered his wife and then crashed his car at high speed, killing himself and their nine-year-old son.

Police officers are working on the theory that Gary Caple, 44, a British Gas engineer, strangled his wife Lauren, 42, during a row before fleeing the house with their son, James. Shortly afterwards he and the boy were killed when their blue Ford Escort smashed into a bridge parapet and burst into flames. Police discovered the body of Mrs Caple in an upstairs bedroom when they called at the family's home in Aberfan, Mid Glamorgan, to inform her of the accident.