Murder-Suicide Suspected in Deaths of 4 in Alaska Hotel Room

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 26, 2016 Updated: November 26, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—Authorities in Alaska are investigating the deaths of four people, including a 2-month-old girl, found in a hotel room as a murder-suicide.

Hotel staff called Fairbanks police and fire departments to a Hampton Inn on Friday afternoon. When officers arrived, a man found crying in a second-floor hallway directed police to a nearby room, where they found the bodies.

The victims were identified as 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald, 22-year-old McKay Hutton and 8-week-old Teagan Hutton.

The police department says all had gunshot wounds and that there is no indication that drugs or alcohol was involved.

Authorities said in a news release they are not identifying the man who pointed them toward the bodies because he is not a suspect.

Police said no one else is at risk and that details about the shooter or any motive are still under investigation.

Autopsies are pending.