A mother, father, and their year-old twin boys were found dead in their home Monday, a discovery that unnerved a quiet suburban neighborhood filled with young families.
Workers from the Massachusetts medical examiner’s office carry two small boxes from a home in a neighborhood of Arlington, Mass., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Authorities have identified the four people found dead at the home in the Boston suburb as a 43-year-old husband and wife and their two sons, who would have celebrated their first birthdays next week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Family found dead in Arlington
Authorities said that the family died violently and that the couple had been planning to divorce.
They identified the family as Scott Jones and Mei Kum Jones, both 43, and their sons, Colt and Cameron. The boys would have turned 1 Nov. 26. Mei Kum Jones worked for a Boston-based not-for-profit organization and listed herself as a Bentley University graduate.
Authorities would not address how the family died or what weapons may have been used. They said they would await autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
A neighbor said police responded to the house two years ago when Scott Jones threatened to kill himself. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the incident confirmed that account.
Neighbors said Mei Kum Jones was a shy woman who was very attentive to the children and was often seen walking them in a stroller. They described Scott Jones as a compulsive type who spent long hours working on his yard and home-improvement projects. Almost as soon as he planted flowers, he would pull them up and replace them with new ones, neighbors said. He was known to vacuum debris from the front walk.