A Modesto, California mom and her sons were killed in their home on Saturday night. The woman’s husband has been hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds, according to a press release from the Modesto Police Department. Police have not released his name or the names of the victims: a 30-year-old mom and her sons, ages 9 and 4.
Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves said in an Associated Press report that a 28-year-old man was found outside of the home with a large cut on his upper leg. He has not been arrested and nobody else is in custody. The cause of the deaths has not yet been released but police are calling it a triple homicide.
The mother’s brother-in-law Matthew Page told the Modesto Bee that the husband is the father of the 4-year-old. He said that the husband and the slain woman were married for 8 years.
“They were two wonderful kids and a wonderful mom who worked hard to take care of them, and … they will be missed and cherished every day,” Page said.
Police are asking that anyone with information on this case contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.
[Modesto Police Department]