Police: Man killed wife, two children in Dundee murder-suicide
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:04am
Dundee, OR (KPTV) — A family of four was found dead from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide after police were called to a home in Dundee on the Fourth of July.
The discovery was made at about 5 p.m. at the home on Southwest Charles Street, near the intersection of Southwest 11th Street, after police were made aware of a post on Facebook. Police had to force their way into the home because all doors were locked.
Inside the house, police said they found the bodies of 37-year-old Randall Engels, 35-year-old Amy Engels and their children. Neighbors said the two children were around 12 years old and younger.
Detectives believe Randall Engels shot his wife and two kids before turning the gun on himself.
Court records show either Randall or Amy Engels had filed for divorce recently. A post made within the last 24 hours on Randall Engels' Facebook page said, "If she's gone, I can't go on."
Autopsies on the bodies will likely take place later Thursday.
Dundee is a small town in Oregon's wine country located 30 miles southwest of Portland.
"It's nerve-wracking because you just don't get that around here. People barbecue and get together, and everybody helps everybody out," said neighbor Kevin Ullom.
Officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, investigators from the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and officials from the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate the deaths.