Sun. Apr 5th, 2020

Sheriff: Customs and Border agent kills wife and sons in Orange County before taking his own life


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INFORMATION ON THE TWO SONS WHO WERE KILLED. HADAS: ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW CONFIRM THE TWO BOYS KILLED IN AN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE ON CORNER GLEN DRIVE WENT TO SCHOOL NEARBY. THE YOUNGER SON, GABRIEL ALMODOVAR, WAS A STUDENT AT CORNER LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE OLDER, EZEQUIEL ALMODOVAR, ATTENDED EAST RIVER HIGH. THE HIGH SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL SENT THE DIFFICULT MESSAGE TO PARENTS LAST NIGHT. >> OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. INVESTIGATORS WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAY THEY RECEIVED CONCERNED CALLS FROM THOSE CLAIMING THEY HADN’T SEEN SOME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY SINCE LAST WEEK. AT THE HOME, DEPUTIES FOUND A MAN AND WOMAN IN THEIR LATE 30’S AND THE TWO BOYS, ALL DEAD. THEY BELIEVE THE FATHER, ALSO NAMED EZEQUIEL, KILLED HIS WIFE, MARIELIS, TWO SONS, AND THEN HIMSELF. WESH 2 SPOKE WITH A TEEN WHO IDENTIFIED HIMSELF AS A FRIEND AND BASKETBALL TEAMMATE OF THE OLDER SON. >> HE WAS MORE THAN A TEAMMATE TO ME. IT’S JUST I DIDN’T THINK THIS COULD HAPPEN. >> YOUR CHILD MAY SPEAK WITH YOU AND SHARE THIS SAD NEWS. STUDENTS WILL HAVE VARIED REACTIONS TO THE DEATH OF A PEER. ANY REACTION IS NORMAL IN THE GRIEF PROCESS, AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO OPENLY DISCUSS WITH YOUR CHILD THEIR FEELINGS AND REACTIONS. HADAS: SHERIFF JOHN MINA SAYS THE FATHER WAS AN AGENT WITH CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WORKING AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. HE SAYS HE WASN’T AWARE OF ANY PREVIOUS CALLS INVOLVING THE FAMILY. EAST RIVER HIGH SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL SAYS THEY HAVE COUNSELORS READY FOR THOSE WHO MAY NEED SOMEONE TO SPEAK TO I LIGHT OF ALL OF THIS,

Sheriff: Customs and Border agent kills wife and sons in Orange County before taking his own life

Authorities are investigating after a family was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Orange County.Officials said they were called to a home on Corner Glen Drive around 3 p.m. for a well-being check on a family who had not been seen in weeks.When officials arrived they found a man, woman, and two juvenile boys in the home dead. Officials said one boy was high school-aged, while another one was middle school-aged. Officials said all four had been shot.The family members killed were identified as Marielis Soto, 38; Ezequiel Almodovar, 16; Gabriel Almodovar, 12. The man suspected in the killings is 39-year-old Ezequiel Almodovar. Sheriff John Mina said they discovered through a preliminary investigation that the man shot the three family members and then himself.Authorities did not release further information on the family, but did say the man was a Customs and Border Patrol agent at Orlando International Airport.Officials said there is no threat to the community and will continue investigating.

EAST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Authorities are investigating after a family was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Orange County.

Officials said they were called to a home on Corner Glen Drive around 3 p.m. for a well-being check on a family who had not been seen in weeks.

When officials arrived they found a man, woman, and two juvenile boys in the home dead. Officials said one boy was high school-aged, while another one was middle school-aged.

Officials said all four had been shot.

The family members killed were identified as Marielis Soto, 38; Ezequiel Almodovar, 16; Gabriel Almodovar, 12.

The man suspected in the killings is 39-year-old Ezequiel Almodovar.

Sheriff John Mina said they discovered through a preliminary investigation that the man shot the three family members and then himself.

Authorities did not release further information on the family, but did say the man was a Customs and Border Patrol agent at Orlando

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