Three Dead In Murder Suicide In Mendocino County

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office continues their investigation into three deaths in Willits. They went to a home on the 5000 block of Hearst Willits Road for a welfare check and found the victims. Sheriff’s Detectives were able to determine the incident was the result of a murder-suicide wherein a 49 year-old male killed a 32 year-old female and 8 year-old male before committing suicide. The murder-suicide was accomplished by use of a firearm determined to be stolen during a burglary of a nearby neighbor’s residence (the caller requesting the welfare check). The male adult and female adult were identified as having a romantic relationship to include being the biological parents of the male child.The victims aren’t being identified as yet.