Blue Springs police have confirmed the identities of those killed during what they’re calling a murder-suicide.
Blue Springs police have confirmed the identities of those killed in what they’re calling a murder-suicide.
Lindsey Money, 22, her boyfriend Jessy Letellier, 23, their 2-year-old daughter, Jazmine, and her 4-year-old sister, Shenayah, were found dead in a duplex home in the 1200 block of Northwest Cheshire Place at 12:54 p.m. Friday.
Police said Tuesday that they are awaiting lab results as to the cause of deaths.
Joe Fanara, a detective with Blue Springs, said Tuesday Shenayah’s last name was Money-Smith, whose biological father lives in Texas.
Police were called after Karen Money – Lindsey Money’s mother – and her brother had gone into the duplex and found the bodies. Police found a handgun in the home but said the victims died by “multiple means,” the Associated Press reported.
Police are not “actively” looking for a suspect.
Karen Money told The Examiner’s news partner KMBC that the relationship had reached a “boiling point of separation.” The couple had begun dating after graduating high school at Fort Osage, but the relationship had started turning “sour.”
Karen told KMBC that she and her daughter spoke several times a day and had planned to go out on Friday. When she went over to the house after she hadn’t answered the phone, she found her daughter and Letellier upstairs, while the children were found downstairs dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
Dillon Sparks, a longtime neighbor who lives on nearby Oxford Lane, said Friday that he was inside his home at about 12:30 p.m. when he heard screaming.
“I heard lots of screaming and I came outside and there was a woman outside, sitting on the curb,” Sparks had said. “She kept saying, ‘They’re dead, they’re dead.’”
Sparks had said the family had just moved in, but he hadn’t noticed anything unusual.
“They seemed nice,” he had said. “There were kids coming in and out all the time.”