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Brazil: Mum ‘killed children and kept decomposing bodies for weeks’

Eliara Paz Nardes, 31, is suspected of choking one of her children and strangling another (Picture: Jam Press)

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two young children and leaving their decomposing bodies on her bed for 15 days.

Eliara Paz Nardes, 31, is said to have gone about her daily activities, going to work and cleaning her house after the murders in Guarapuava, Brazil.

But police raised the alarm when she reportedly called a lawyer friend and confessed.

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According to local reports, on August 27, the police found the bodies of Alice Nardes de Oliveira (9) and Joaquim Nardes Jardins (3) on the suspect’s bed.

Apparently blankets were placed over it to reduce the stench that developed after two weeks.

The mother allegedly told officers she was no longer able to provide for her children, both economically and emotionally.

The children had different fathers, one of whom had died years ago and the other was “never around.”

Nardes appeared to show no signs of remorse and had practiced a defense strategy over the dead, who appeared to be premeditated, police said.

Jam Press Story (Mother Kills Children) Pictured: Joaquim Nardes Jardins.  Mother suspected of murdering children aged 9 and 3 and keeping bodies in bed for TWO WEEKS A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two young children and putting their rotting bodies in bed for 15 days.  Eliara Paz Nardes, 31, is accused of killing her daughter Alice Nardes de Oliveira, 9, and son Joaquim Nardes Jardins, 3, in her flat in Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil after police found their bodies on Aug. 27.  She reportedly called a lawyer friend and confessed to killing her children 14 days after their deaths.  The lawyer then contacted authorities and police officers found the bodies of the children on the suspect's bed with blankets placed over them to reduce the stench of their decomposing bodies, according to local reports.  Police said the mother stated she was no longer able to care for her young children, who had different fathers, both economically and emotionally.  Police spokesman Ana Hass said: ???When we entered the apartment, in her room, we found the children lying down.  They looked like they were sleeping in bed, but they were already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition.  She said the boy was killed by suffocation with a pillow and later the girl was strangled with a scarf, but we are waiting for a report to confirm this.  The suspect is said to have committed the crimes against her own children 14, 15 days ago.  She claimed that she was very tired and alone and could no longer afford to raise her children, not only financially but also emotionally.  ???As a result, she said she planned to kill herself, but because she said the children had no one to count on, she killed them first.???  Hass also said the mother seemed to show no signs of remorse over her children's deaths, adding: Her version is that she killed her children on the same day.  However, there are indications that the boy was murdered

Joaquim Nardes Jardins was just three years old (Photo: Jam Press)

Jam Press story (Mother kills children) Pictured: Alice Nardes de Oliveira.  Mother suspected of murdering children aged 9 and 3 and keeping bodies in bed for TWO WEEKS A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two young children and putting their rotting bodies in bed for 15 days.  Eliara Paz Nardes, 31, is accused of killing her daughter Alice Nardes de Oliveira, 9, and son Joaquim Nardes Jardins, 3, in her flat in Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil after police found their bodies on Aug. 27.  She reportedly called a lawyer friend and confessed to killing her children 14 days after their deaths.  The lawyer then contacted authorities and police officers found the bodies of the children on the suspect's bed with blankets placed over them to reduce the stench of their decomposing bodies, according to local reports.  Police said the mother stated she was no longer able to care for her young children, who had different fathers, both economically and emotionally.  Police spokesman Ana Hass said: ???When we entered the apartment, in her room, we found the children lying down.  They looked like they were sleeping in bed, but they were already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition.  She said the boy was killed by suffocation with a pillow and later the girl was strangled with a scarf, but we are waiting for a report to confirm this.  The suspect is said to have committed the crimes against her own children 14, 15 days ago.  She claimed that she was very tired and alone and could no longer afford to raise her children, not only financially but also emotionally.  ???As a result, she said she planned to kill herself, but because she said the children had no one to count on, she killed them first.???  Hass also said the mother seemed to show no signs of remorse over her children's deaths, adding: Her version is that she killed her children on the same day.  However, there are indications that the boy was murdered

His sister Alice Nardes de Oliveira was nine (Picture: Jam Press)

Spokesperson Ana Hass said, “She… [the bodies] they looked as if they were sleeping in the bed, but they were already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition.

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“She said the boy died of suffocation with a pillow and later the girl was strangled with a scarf, but we are waiting for a report to confirm this.

“The suspect allegedly committed the crimes against her own children 14, 15 days ago.

She claimed that she was very tired and alone and could no longer afford to raise her children, not only financially but emotionally.

“As a result, she said she intended to kill herself, but because she said the kids had no one to count on, she ended up killing them first.”

Nardes reportedly said she killed her children on the same day, but investigations revealed that Joaquim died on August 13, while Alice died on August 17.

“If proven, the girl would have stayed with her brother’s body for four days,” Ms Hass said.

“Everything points to it being premeditated. We cannot say for sure, but based on the dynamics of the facts it is possible to confirm this with some certainty.’

Jam Press story (Mother kills children) Pictured: Eliara Paz Nardes.  Mother suspected of murdering children aged 9 and 3 and keeping bodies in bed for TWO WEEKS A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two young children and putting their rotting bodies in bed for 15 days.  Eliara Paz Nardes, 31, is accused of killing her daughter Alice Nardes de Oliveira, 9, and son Joaquim Nardes Jardins, 3, in her flat in Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil after police found their bodies on Aug. 27.  She reportedly called a lawyer friend and confessed to killing her children 14 days after their deaths.  The lawyer then contacted authorities and police officers found the bodies of the children on the suspect's bed with blankets placed over them to reduce the stench of their decomposing bodies, according to local reports.  Police said the mother stated she was no longer able to care for her young children, who had different fathers, both economically and emotionally.  Police spokesman Ana Hass said: ???When we entered the apartment, in her room, we found the children lying down.  They looked like they were sleeping in bed, but they were already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition.  She said the boy was killed by suffocation with a pillow and later the girl was strangled with a scarf, but we are waiting for a report to confirm this.  The suspect is said to have committed the crimes against her own children 14, 15 days ago.  She claimed that she was very tired and alone and could no longer afford to raise her children, not only financially but also emotionally.  ???As a result, she said she planned to kill herself, but because she said the children had no one to count on, she killed them first.???  Hass also said the mother seemed to show no signs of remorse over her children's deaths, adding: Her version is that she killed her children on the same day.  However, there are indications that the boy was murdered on t

Nardes is said to have said she was no longer able to provide for her children, both economically and emotionally (Picture: Jam Press)

She continued: “She wrote letters during the time she was staying with the kids in the apartment…so she practiced a defense strategy, again apologized and came up with her justifications, mainly regarding the financial matter, reporting that the The boy’s father was never present, nor was his family there.

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“The letters said that life was good when she had her daughter and that she could handle it even after her father’s death. But after she met the boy’s father, everything changed (expletive) because he is one (expletive).

“It’s quite interesting because she seems to hold a very strong grudge against the boy’s father.”

Nardes is charged with murder, hiding the bodies and procedural fraud.

She remains in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation continues.

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