MORRIS — The four people who were found dead Tuesday morning in an apparent triple murder-suicide have been identified.The state Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the dead as Andrew Lyle Casey, 30; Jacqueline Casey, 31; Anna Casey, 6; and Lilly Casey, 1.
Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office investigators suspect that the family members died in a triple homicide-suicide.
Messages left since Thursday with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the incident, have not been returned. Deputies stated previously that they are not looking for suspects in the killings.
The Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey, reported that Jacqueline (Facciolli) Casey was formerly of Egg Harbor Township, which is near Atlantic City in New Jersey.
Jacqueline Casey graduated from Egg Harbor Township High School in 2004, according to the newspaper’s archives.
“She was a really great soul,” Linwood, New Jersey, resident Christine Sawatzke, a childhood friend who played on the same school and recreational softball teams, told The Press. “She was a very fun person with a very kind heart.”
A GoFundMe page that has been set up to pay for the costs of taking the bodies of the mother and children to New Jersey and having a memorial service for them there has already raised about $17,000.
Few details about the deaths have been released, but the Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies found the bodies of a man, a woman and two children at a home in the 17000 block of U.S. 62 around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.
News of the deaths spread quickly throughout Morris, a town about 45 miles south of Tulsa with about 1,500 residents, bringing emotions of shock and disbelief.
“You never know what somebody’s thinking,” Richard Kerr, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, said earlier this week. “Even if you know them, a lot of times you have no idea what’s really going on in their heart and their mind.”
Officials identify 2 adults, 2 children in apparent triple murder-suicide in Okmulgee County February 11, 2017 Harrison Grimwood