WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. - A 59-year-old teacher and his 17-month-old son were found dead inside a Whatcom County home Sunday afternoon along with the wounded family member who police say shot them, reports CBS affiliate KIRO.
Police said the woman, identified as Erin Agren, killed her baby, Miles, and her husband, Michael Jordan, and then unsuccessfully tried to kill herself. She lay injured next to the bodies for at least two days, according to police.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said they were discovered Sunday when a realtor arrived at the home, which the family was trying to sell, for a planned open house.
"When he went there to initiate the open house, he entered the residence and he heard a woman on the second floor calling for help," Elfo said. "It's surprising to find a 17-month-old that's been murdered. It's certainly shocking and certainly very difficult," said Elfo.
Elfo said Agren was badly injured and investigators are still trying to figure out a motive.
A post on the Lummi Nation School's Facebook page identified Jordan as a teacher there. The school, which is on a tribal reservation, said there will be grief counselors available on campus during summer school.
The education coordinator of Lummi Nation confirmed the names of the family and said Jordan began working with special needs students there in about 2007. Agren had been an intervention specialist at the school as well until two years ago when she left during her pregnancy to be a full-time mother.