A Dutch banker killed his wife and younger daughter before committing suicide, police said on Monday.
Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, who ran domestic operations at ABN AMRO when it was one of the largest banks in the world, was found dead at his home in the wealthy Amsterdam commuter town of Laren early on Saturday.
Police said forensic work carried out over the weekend had given them a clear picture of the deaths of Schmittmann, his 57-year-old wife and 22-year-old younger daughter.
"The mother and daughter were killed by the father, after this the father killed himself,'' police said in a statement.
Police said Schmittmann had left a suicide note but they declined to give more details about what was in the note or the way the three had died.
Schmittmann had suffered from serious depression, his family said in a statement. "That that would finally lead to these events is still impossible for us to understand,'' they said.
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Schmittmann came to public attention when he left the bank after its nationalization in 2008. Contractually due a 16 million euro ($21.99 million) pay-off, he received half the sum after then finance minister Wouter Bos described it as exorbitant.
"The bank is shocked by the event,'' an ABN AMRO spokesman said.