Murder-suicide blamed for deaths of 4 in Alaska

Posted at 8:20 PM, Nov 26, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska say no one else is at risk following the deaths of four people, including an infant, in a hotel in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Hotel staff called Fairbanks police and fire departments to a Hampton Inn on Friday afternoon. When officers arrived, a man found crying in a second-floor hallway directed police to a nearby room, where they found the bodies.

Authorities said in a news release they are not identifying the man who pointed them toward the bodies because he is not a suspect.

The dead were identified as 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald, 22-year-old McKay Hutton and 8-week-old Teagan Hutton.

Police say all had gunshot wounds. There is no indication drugs or alcohol was involved.

Autopsies will be performed on the victims.