Five dead in an Ohio garage may have been part of a murder-suicide related to a custody case, according to reports. The garage door had been barricaded closed. Inside the garage was a running truck that had hoses leading from the tailpipe to the family car. Inside the car were two adults, three children, two dogs and one cat, all apparently dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. Using a sledgehammer, firefighters were able to break through the garage door and enter the horrifying crime scene within.
According to MSNBC, the victims were identified as 54-year-old Sandy Ford; her 32-year-old son, Andy Ford, the children's uncle; and her grandchildren, 10-year-old Paige Hayes, 6-year-old Logan Hayes and 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes. The three children have another sibling named Blake who was not one of the five found dead in the Ohio garage.
The five found dead in the Ohio garage all lived together along with the oldest victim's husband Randy in a residential neighborhood near the Michigan state line. The children had been living with their grandparents and uncle since 2009, but their parents Mandy and Chris Hayes were in the process of attempting to regain full custody of them.