Cops release names of couple, child killed in murder-suicide
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of the couple and their 12-year-old daughter who died in a murder-suicide inside their upstate New York home.
State police and police in the Saratoga County village of Ballston Spa identified the family members as 46-year-old Steven Jones, his 43-year-old wife Jennifer and their daughter, Emma.
Police say officers went to the family’s home in a development around 1 p.m. Friday after Steven Jones’ employer reported that he hadn’t shown up for work.
Officers looked through a window and saw his body in the living room, then forced their way inside, where they found the wife and daughter’s bodies.
Officials say Jones shot his wife and daughter and then turned the gun on himself.
Emma Jones was a seventh-grader at Ballston Spa Middle School.