Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2013

Isidro Zavala murders his two teenage sons, then self and leaves wife Victoria Zavala to ‘suffer their loss’

Boynton Beach police are still investigating the murder of two boys over the weekend by their father, who then killed himself, according to Boynton Beach Police Department spokesperson Stephanie Slater.

 Isidro Zavala reportedly strangled the two boys in front of his wife Victoria Flores Zavala, age 36, who was watching TV when the commotion began, reports WPTV.

Isidro Zavala

Isidro Zavala

Police said Isidro Zavala told her that he would leave her alive to suffer their loss. She was not injured. Officers found both boys dead at the scene, and they found Zavala, dressed all in black, dead with self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the chest and head.

“This is an unusually brutal type of murder,” said Boynton Beach Police Chief Matthew Immler.

The couple had filed for divorce in October after nearly 20 years of marriage. They were scheduled to go to court Tuesday for a mediation hearing.

The Zavala’s also have a 19-year-old son, Manny, who was not at home during the attack.

Police did find a note from Isidro to their oldest son and in the note, Zavala told the 19-year-old that he was a good son and to take care of himself, Immler said. The bag also contained a second gun, extra ammunition, duct tape and cutting shears.

A second note was found at Isidro Zavala’s home, but police did not release its contents.

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