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Mom Finds Her 3 Little Children Lying Dead When She Went To Pick Them Up From Their Dad's After Weekend
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Mom Finds Her 3 Little Children Lying Dead When She Went To Pick Them Up From Their Dad's After Weekend

He left a chilling note for his wife that said, "‘If I can’t have them, neither can you’"

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Trigger Warning: This story mentions details of abuse that may be disturbing to readers. 

A man from Illinois, who has been accused of drowning his three children during a custodial visit, reportedly left a note for his estranged wife, telling her why he did it, according to PEOPLE

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The scary note read: "If I can't have them, neither can you."

When Debra Karels went to pick up her kids after their weekend with their dad, she saw three lifeless bodies lying on the bed. As soon as the bodies were discovered, Debra also noticed that her estranged husband and his car were missing.

While the cops investigated inside the home, authorities spotted the car—a red Nissan Maxima—along I-57 and followed him in a high-speed chase that lasted for 17 minutes. It ended when the man crashed his vehicle.