Bodies of 3 missing kids, woman found in Minnesota lake

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a triple murder-suicide.

Meanwhile, the body of the children’s father was found at a different location hours earlier. Names had not been released as of Saturday afternoon. The children, all under the age of 5, were two boys and a girl.

The chain of events began Friday morning when the man’s body was found at a mobile home park in the town of Maplewood, near Minneapolis. Police determined that the woman had left with the children, and a search began.

Maplewood Police Lt. Joe Steiner said the woman’s car was found near Vadnais Lake around 4 p.m. Friday. The shoes of the children were found on the shore.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said the body of the first child was recovered from the lake around 7:30 p.m. Friday. The second child’s body was found just after midnight. The woman’s body was found around 10:40 a.m. Saturday, and the body of the third child was found around 11 a.m.

The bodies were taken to a medical examiner.

“The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this incident as a possible triple murder-suicide,” a news release said.

“There’s nothing more tragic than the loss of young children,” Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said at a news conference on Friday.

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More families need to step it up for each other. I am sure that if WE as families pay closer attention WE as families can stop these type of tragedies from happening. God be merciful to this family Lord. Place your loving arms around these babies God.....for now they are all with you in heaven as your newest little ANGELS 😇😇😇...Amen

Guest @68

So tragic May they rest in peace 🙏🏼. My sincere condolences to their family members that are left with the sorrow of having to bury these Lil babies and parents 😥😥😥😥😥..

Crystal Gibson

this world has gone mad, people have no regard for life any longer and just simply kill someone and/or themselves. I pray that these babies left quickly and they didn't have to suffer a long time. my heart aches for the children, so very sad 😢 😭 more and more these types of stories continue to increase, it saddens me to know end.


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