Jasen Hudgens Obituary, Death -On Thursday, authorities announced that two sets of twin infants were among the five family members discovered dead inside their home in north Phoenix. The case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. The causes of death have not yet been released, but the bodies of two adults and three children showed clear signs of trauma, according to police.
Police identified the missing persons as Jasen Michael Hudgens, 44, his wife Marla Jordan Hudgens, 40, and the couple’s three children, Christopher, 3, and twin girls Gwen and Faye, 6 months old, on Thursday.Authorities have stated that Jasen Hudgens is the only person of interest in the homicide investigation, and that he was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
According to preliminary information, there were open propane tanks inside the home, as well as a gas line that was not connected to a kitchen appliance. The police have stated that they are still investigating the specifics of what happened before the incident, but that the investigation is ongoing.
According to reports, the Hudgens’ babysitter called 911 after entering the house on Wednesday morning and discovering one of the deceased inside.
The presence of gas was discovered at the residence after authorities were called to the scene in response to reports of a possible gas leak. The scene was attended by police, city firefighters, and hazardous materials teams. The police officers did not enter the house for several hours, fearing for their own safety, but they reported finding the five bodies around noon, after the house had been secured.
“Not only is this devastating for the first responders who had to respond and witness what’s inside, but this neighborhood is very close-knit, including extended loved ones and family members who are related to this home and this residence,” said Sgt. Melissa Soliz, a police spokesperson who called the incident “a complete tragedy.” “Not only is this heartbreaking for the first responders who had to respond and witness what was inside, but this neighborhood is very close-knit, including the extended loved ones and family members who were present.”