Father Drowns Himself, Three Kids, Wife in Lake

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The scene of the incident

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Glenn Baxter, a father Kills himself, wife and three Kids by driving SUV into a Lake

A MAN is believed to have intentionally killed himself and his entire family by intentionally driving his SUV into a lake where they all drowned.

According to Inside Edition, a surveillance footage captured the final moments of the family of five. The video which was released by the police allegedly shows Glenn Baxter, 27, driving his SUV to and examining Tempe Town Lake before speeding toward the body of water with his wife, Danica Baxter, 25, three children— all under four years old— about 12:15 p.m. Sunday in what investigators have labeled a murder-suicide, Tempe Police said.

Lt. Mike Pooley with Tempe Police, who described the video to reporters at a press conference, said: “You’re gonna see him back the vehicle up and drive it at a high rate of speed towards the lake down the sidewalk, making an abrupt left turn towards the lake”.

Reports say two witnesses dove into the lake after Baxter’s silver Nissan Armada and pulled out Danica from the SUV, which flipped before it landed in the water, Pooley said.

The man's three children
The man’s three children

Police also jumped into the water and pulled out little Zariyah, 1, her big brother Nazyiah, 2, and Glenn Baxter, but and all died at a local hospital, Pooley said.

A few hours later, investigators discovered that the couple was separated and their oldest child, 3-year-old Reighn, was unaccounted for.

The man's wife and child
The man’s wife and child

“We didn’t know where he was,” Pooley said. “Our worst fear was he was in this vehicle… and our worst fears came true. He was located in the very backseat, in the third seat, he was strapped in his car seat and he was still wearing his pajamas.”

His body was pulled from the submerged SUV about 10 a.m., police said.

Police said a handgun was also recovered from the SUV, but no one in the car had been shot. “This was not an accident. Mr. Baxter took deliberate action,” Pooley said. “We’re talking these little kids, they (are) completely innocent, completely helpless in a situation like this, and it is absolutely horrific what happened to these little kids and their mother.”

Danica’s final text messages discussed dropping off the children with her mother-in-law” Pooley said “Though they were separated and no longer living together, the Baxters met Sunday night to discuss the children.”

Culled from Tori Today

— Oct 21, 2015 @ 19:25 GMT

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