Phoenix man suspected of killing spouse, 3 younger kids and himself in house that smelled of pure fuel

A Phoenix man is suspected within the deaths of his spouse and their three younger kids earlier than he fatally shot himself, police mentioned Thursday.

Police and fireplace officers found the our bodies within the house Wednesday, after they responded to a name of an unresponsive individual and the robust odor of fuel shortly after 8 a.m., officers mentioned.

Discovered lifeless have been Marla Jordan Hudgens, 40, and kids Christopher, 3, and Gwen and Faye, each 6 months outdated, police mentioned in an announcement Thursday.

That they had what police described as “apparent indicators of trauma.”

The suspect, Jasen Michael Hudgens, 44, was additionally discovered lifeless within the house. Police described him because the husband and father. Investigators imagine he shot himself.

“Particulars about what led as much as the incident are nonetheless beneath investigation,” police mentioned.

Open propane tanks and a fuel line unattached to any equipment have been inside the house, police mentioned. The utility firm mentioned there have been no leaks in any of its gear.