Parents, infants found dead in Mass. home
An Arlington police officer speaks with a man and woman who had just come out of a two-family house in Arlington where four people were found dead in the other unit on Monday. Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said the bodies of two adults and two infants were found at the residence Monday. The deaths are being investigated by police and the Middlesex County district attorney's office. AP photo
ARLINGTON — A husband and wife and their infant twin sons, a week away from celebrating their first birthdays, were found dead at their home on Monday after police were asked to check on them.
Authorities released few details about the deaths, but a relative said the couple had experienced marital problems. Arlington police Chief Frederick Ryan said police weren’t looking for any suspects and there was no reason for the public to be alarmed, but he didn’t elaborate.
“We’re quite certain that the community is safe and people can go out and go about their business this evening,” he said.
An officer found the bodies in the two-family home in a quiet residential neighborhood in Arlington, just northwest of Boston, around noon. Authorities did not say how long they had been there.
“This is obviously a very troubling, very tragic situation,” Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said.
Ryan identified the dead as Scott Jones and his wife, Mei Kum Jones, both 43, and their sons, Colt and Cameron, who would’ve turned a year old on Nov. 26.
Ryan wouldn’t say how they died. The state medical examiner’s office removed the bodies Monday evening.
Mei Kum Jones’ brother, Ben Li, said in an interview with Boston’s WBZ-TV that the couple had recent marital problems.