Mom, 2 Sons Found Dead in Suburban Denver After Disappearing

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 4, 2016 Updated: December 4, 2016

Authorities say a woman and her two young sons were found dead in their minivan in suburban Denver a day after she picked them up early from school and disappeared without any warning of trouble.

The van was found parked at a vacant store by a passerby in Lone Tree Wednesday after police asked for help finding Jennifer Laber and her 3- and 5-year-old sons. Their photographs and a vehicle description were shared on social media and television.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Steve Johnson wouldn’t say how they died but he said investigators don’t believe there’s any threat to the community.

He said Laber’s husband, who reported them missing, isn’t a suspect and said investigators will need time to give him the answers he will desperately need.

“Officer responded to the scene and realized that the van that was here in the parking lot matched the description of the van that was reported associated with three missing people from the Douglas County Sheriff’s office,” Sgt. Tim Beals of the Lone Tree Police Department told CBS News.

Johnson said an active and ongoing investigation is taking place.

“Allow us time to piece this together and give this father the answers that he so desperately is going to need as he faces just this hollow time in his life and the other members of his family,” he told CBS.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.