ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — A 31-year-old lady fatally shot her mom and three youngsters then turned the gun on herself at their house in western Arkansas on Christmas Day, authorities mentioned.
Investigators consider Jaquita Chase killed her 4 relations and herself on the house in Atkins, Pope County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rodney McNeese told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Atkins is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.
“Regardless that the investigation remains to be ongoing, at this level within the investigation, we’re assured in the truth that we consider Jaquita Chase to be the perpetrator on this incident,” McNeese, mentioned.
McNeese mentioned Chase killed her mom Patricia Patrick, 61, and her three youngsters: Abigail Heflin, 12; Levenah Countryman, 10; and Danielle Collins, 7.
A motive within the slayings has not been decided, McNeese instructed The Related Press on Thursday.
Sheriff Shane Jones on Monday described the deadly shootings as a homicide and suicide.
A member of the family discovered the our bodies on the afternoon of Dec. 25.