Three people who were found murdered in a small Canadian town are from the Escanaba area.
The Ontario Provincial Police tells the Radio Results Network that 28-year-old Paul Theoret, his mother, 55-year-old Ulla Theoret, and his grandmother, 88-year-old Raija Turanen, were found dead in a home there last Friday night.
Detective Inspector Martin Graham says that another person was also found dead in the home, identified as 58-year-old Mark Jones.
Graham says that he was a neighbor of the Theorets and killed the three, and then himself, in a triple murder-suicide. Handguns and long guns were seized at the scene, Graham said.
He says that they are awaiting autopsies, which were being conducted in Toronto, before releasing any information on a cause of death.
“The gruesome murder of three members of the same family is an incredibly tragic and sad event,” Graham told RRN News. “Especially why the reasons why it happened are still up in the air. Obviously, the people throughout this area, as well as throughout Ontario, and beyond, are saddened and shocked by what has occurred.”
The Theoret family lived in Flat Rock in Delta County for years. Paul Theoret, and his brothers, Tom and Hans, attended the Escanaba Area Public Schools.
Anyone with information should call Detective Inspector Martin Graham from the Burk’’s Falls Detachment at (705) 382-2015.