A mother is suspected of killing her two children and her husband before taking her own life, a prosecutor has reportedly said.
Tamisha Marie Mendenhall, 34, was found dead alongside her husband, 54-year-old Jeffrey, and their children, six-year-old Thomas and three-year-old Olivia, inside their Michigan home on Thursday night.
The bodies were discovered when one of Mr Mendenhall’s co-workers asked cops to check on him after he missed work for several days and couldn’t be reached. Troopers arrived at the home near Traverse City and forced their way in, according to The Associated Press.
The cause of their deaths is under investigation pending autopsies, but a Michigan prosecutor said the mom is suspected in their deaths
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg said the deaths appear to be a "homicide/suicide. We believe the female was responsible, but cannot confirm at this point,” according to The Grand Rapids Press and MLive.
The small, quiet community is shocked by the deaths.
Neighbor Rick Idziak said: "We'd see them going up and down the street, the little boy on his bike with the training wheels, got his helmet on, the little girl, very cute. They'd always say hi. ... It's just terrible."
"I've never heard anybody fighting over there," neighbor Oscar Antoine said. "They seemed like a very nice couple."
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