This is so sad. A Louisiana couple and their two young boys were found dead in their home on Nov. 29 in what is believed to be a murder-suicide. Get the tragic details below.
Kelli Mata, 40, her husband, David, 46, and their two precious toddlers Liam, 2, and Caden, 4, were found dead in their Marrero, La., home on Nov. 29 in a heartbreaking tragedy that could be a murder-suicide. Kelli’s 18-year-old daughter made a horrific discovery upon arriving home from a Thanksgiving weekend trip, finding her mother and David dead in their living room and the boys killed in their separate bedrooms. Liam, Caden, and Kelli had been stabbed to death, but David’s cause of death remains unknown.
The incident reportedly took place around 11 a.m. on Nov 29, when Kelli’s daughter discovered the bodies of her slain family members and fled the home to call 911. When authorities arrived, Kelli, David, and the two boys were sadly pronounced dead on the scene. Although they have yet to determine the suspect who committed such a tragedy on the innocent family, Sheriff Newell Normand told WWLTV that the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, as investigators believe David stabbed his wife and boys before killing himself.
Although Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office of the family’s county, told the station that there has been no history of domestic violence calls to Kelli and David’s home, there was allegedly a domestic disturbance against Kelli in 2010, according to The Advocate. He also mentioned that the family had only lived at the Marrero address for six months.
While the murder-suicide has yet to be determined, a friend of Kelli’s daughter told NOLA.com that she didn’t think David would do something so terrible. “He was such a good person,” she said.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Kelli and David’s families during this tragic time.