Police: AZ father kills wife, toddler, baby, himself in weekend murder-suicide

(CBS News / KPHO-TV)
Published: Nov. 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM EST
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Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An Arizona family has been found in an apparent murder-suicide in their Scottsdale home, at the hands of the father according to police.

CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports Scottsdale police identified the deceased married couple as Jason and Anne Fairbanks, both 39. Also found were their three-year-old daughter and nine-month-old son.

Investigators believe the cause was financial issues. A co-worker of Jason Fairbanks called police Friday after finding all four shot to death in a room. The co-worker had gone to the home to check on Jason Fairbanks after he didn't show up for work.

A family friend told KPHO-TV that the couple owned a health and wellness center. A family member told the Arizona Republic that Jason Fairbanks loved his family and wasn't a bad person.