Texas family of 4 found dead from gunshot wounds at home in suspected murder-suicide
Marcus Buchanan and his wife Rita had been working from home all this while and the family had moved from Las Vegas to Granbury around half a year ago
GRANBURY, TEXAS: Four members of a family in Texas were found dead in their home by police authorities. The officials found the bodies of the two girls and their parents when they were performing a welfare check at the home. On February 24, Thursday at 2:45 pm police came across the dead bodies which they suspect was the result of a murder-suicide.
Marcus Buchanan, 36, and his wife, Rita Buchanan, 34, were found dead next to their daughters aged 13 and three. They died in their home located on the 300 block of Kathy Lane in Granbury, as reported by the police.
When one of their neighbors were questioned, they revealed that the adults in the family had been working from home all this while and the family had moved from Las Vegas to Granbury around half a year ago. Neighbors said they watched police authorities spend over half a day searching the house after they discovered the four deaths. "I don’t even know how to deal with it because, like I said, it’s shocking. It’s something that I wouldn’t ever expect," Madison Blanchard, a neighbor told KDFW.
Crystal Blanchard, also from the same home, said, "None of us heard anything. Nobody in the neighborhood heard any gunfire whatsoever, especially four rounds. Marcus was the happiest guy. He always talked. He always hung out with us." As reported by the police, all they found were bullets at the crime scene. However, the final cause has not been determined yet. The police also confirmed that there was no evidence of anyone else being involved in this.
Crystal added, "Who does that to a child? Those children were innocent. They didn't deserve that." It has come to light that though Marcus did not have any criminal record, his wife Rita was charged in Nevada in 2014 with disorderly conduct. Child Protective Services has not revealed if the family has any history with them. Maddison, Crystal's daughter added, "She was always over for dinner or snacks or movie night. I mean no, there was never any indication that anything was wrong."
A classmate of the 13-year old daughter Kayeleagh Goltl said, "She was always so happy on the bus. I didn't expect it." Another neighbor Madison McVay said, "They’ll never be playing in the backyard again. We’ll never see the dogs playing with them. Reality definitely set in this morning."