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Police in Texas believe there could possibly be a connection between a man who killed himself and the death of his wife and son, who were found slain in their home hundreds of miles away when the police went to notify them of the husband and father’s death.
The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man later identified as Sugar Land resident Richard James Logan had been found dead on Tuesday of an apparent suicide, the Sugar Land Police Department announced this week. When officers traveled to the man’s home to attempt to notify his wife, they received no answer. They were able to get into the house after a neighbor let them in and, once inside the family’s home, they found the bodies of Diana Lynn Logan and the couple’s 11-year-old son, both of whom had died from gunshot wounds, police said.
Authorities have not confirmed that the deaths are related, but they are investigating that possibility, police stated Tuesday. The investigation has been classified as ongoing, but in the meantime, police have said the deaths are an isolated incident and do not constitute a threat to the community.
Richard Logan, 53, was found dead of a single gunshot wound at a business located in San Marcos almost 200 miles away from where he lived with his 48-year-old wife and son, at the house where their bodies were found, PEOPLE reports.
Sugar Land Police Chief Eric Robins told local outlet KHOU that they are working toward finding out what happened.
“It’s always a tragedy any time you have a death, specifically a young kid, so we’re going to do everything we can to protect the integrity of this investigation and do everything we can to do a proper investigation,” he said.
Richard Logan, a former youth and missions pastor at River Pointe Church in Richmond, was the founder of the nonprofit organization Attack Poverty, according to KHOU.
“The Attack Poverty family is in shock to learn of the tragedy involving our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Logan and his family,” the organization said in a statement shared on their website. “We are cooperating with investigators and waiting for more information as we try to process this loss with our staff, volunteers and community. Please keep the Attack Poverty staff and all involved in your prayers.”
The River Pointe Church, which the family last attended on Saturday, held a vigil on Wednesday to mourn the tragic loss, Click2Houston reports.
Senior pastor Patrick Kelley, who described the late Logan patriarch as someone he spoke to often, said that he is “scrambling for understanding” in the wake of the news, according to the outlet.
“We share this loss together,” he said. “We’re sad. We’re all sad.”
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