Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after four bodies were found in a hotel room in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Friday, according to a statement released by the Fairbanks Police Department.
Police responded to a call from hotel staff at the Hampton Inn regarding a “suspicious circumstance,” according to the statement. When they arrived, they found an adult male crying in the hallway before discovering four dead bodies. All were inflicted by gunshot wounds.
Those individuals have been identified as 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald, 22-year-old McKay Hutton and 8-week-old Teagan Hutton.
According to their Facebook pages, McDonald and McKay were married and parents and recently welcomed a child. The pair also shared several photos of themselves with a slightly older male child, but it is unclear how he is related to the couple.
In one post on what appeared to be their anniversary in 2015, McKay gushed about his wife.
“Baby I’m lucky to find you and Tj, the most important part of my life,” he wrote. “I can’t wait for many more years. I’ve never found I person ever in my life that I could be my complete self with and now I will never be complete without you two by my side, thank you for being in my life everyday through it all. I truly understand what true love is thanks to you, thank you we are the few of the lucky ones.”
In addition to multiple posts about McDonald and his family, McKay also shared a post on Facebook about defending the Second Amendment and a photo of himself in front of a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
Police are still investigating the scene and have not released a motive or identified the shooter. In the statement, police said there was no indication that drugs and alcohol played into the crime scene.
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The man found crying in the hallway is working with police, and he is not considered a suspect. He has not been publicly identified.
Anyone with more information about the individuals involved should contact Detective Avery Thompson at 907-450-6549 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.