Mother, two children found dead in John Street home

UPDATED WITH VIDEO A mother and her two young children were found dead in their John Street home Saturday evening, the victims of suspected homicide.
Sandusky Register
Sep 11, 2012

UPDATED WITH VIDEO A mother and her two young children were found dead in their John Street home Saturday evening, the victims of suspected homicide. 

Police have identified the woman as 23-year-old Heather Jackson, and suspect the children are her 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son.

Sandusky police are investigating the deaths as suspected homicides, assistant police Chief John Orzech said.

A friend of the woman called police to do a welfare check at the home, 723 John St., after the friend hadn’t heard from the mother all day.

Inside, officers made a horrifying discovery.

The mother’s body was lodged between a mattress and a bedframe, and the bodies of the two children were found in a closet.

Officers don’t suspect any weapons were used against any of the victims, Orzech said.

Police are pursuing leads, but named no suspects Saturday night.

They waited outside the crime scene Saturday night for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to arrive to process evidence in the house.

Family members of the woman screamed and cried outside the residence, as officers marked off the property with yellow crime tape.

They declined to speak with the Register.

Neighbors standing on the sidewalk refused to provide their names, but said the woman had only lived in the house for about a month.

Pick up Sunday's Register for more on this story.

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BytheBy

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RU_KIDDING_ME

My thoughts and prayers go out for everyone. If something like this can happen in Sandusky, it can happen anywhere. No one is safe anywhere anymore. It's all part of the downworld spiral leading to the end time. As for people being killers, WE ARE ALL KILLERS. Have you ever stepped on a bug, hit an animal with your car, hit bugs at night with your car that fly into the headlights? YOU TOOK A LIFE. That makes you a killer...

commonsense

Ru Killing Me...stepping on a bug or killing an animal for food or in self defense is nothing like killing a human.    Don't lose sight of the fact that humans are different than animals and not the same at all to a bug etc.  You have been brainwashed by some teaching or a cult.

Only on the beach

I was thinking the same as you "commonsense"   When I read that post I thought is this person the killer trying to justify what he or she did? 

eightballcuet1

faith-hope-love

Just click on "innappropriate" under these offensivie posts. The SR will review them and determine if they should be deleted.

transplant

I wasn't pointing fingers, just stating the fact that colleges don't hold classes on weekends and the fact that the SR didn't mention she had a husband.  I also stated that I didn't know anything about it.  So, I am sorry you are upset but don't take it out on me.  I am not judging anyone. I hate that this happened.  It makes me sick and I hope they catch the perp quickly.  And by the way, a family member or at least a claimed family member said they had someone in custody which the PD said they don't.  Now who do we believe? May God be with the family and may He put His loving arms around them as they rest in peace. 

Kimo

 

1723 John St or 723 John St ????

 

PaulYall

WTH???

Jessica Cuffman

Thanks Kimo, the address has been corrected.

God Of Thunder

It's 723 John...there is no 1700 block..

 

PaulYall

Where is John St.?

Thekdawg

HORRIBLE to hear this.. I knew the mother :'(

PaulYall

Just went by there, sad...no crowd hanging out but i hope they find the SOB that did this!  Who kills women and children??

Thekdawg

@PaulYall.. John St is located behind Firelands Hospital 

bikerwife

So sad..My heart goes out to her family & close friends..I hate to say it, but I think Sandusky is getting as bad if not worse then Cleveland..

lifetimeresident

Very Sad

I dont care if or what this young lady was involved in, if anything at all, but 2 children killed.  Prayers go out to the families and SPD find out who did this and take care of it.  No questions asked.

lifetimeresident

Very Sad

I dont care if or what this young lady was involved in, if anything at all, but 2 children killed.  Prayers go out to the families and SPD find out who did this and take care of it.  No questions asked.

lifetimeresident

Very Sad

I dont care if or what she may of been invovled in, but two children.  Prayers go out to her family.  SPD find out who did this and take care of it.

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UNregisturd

My thoughts & prayers go up for these lost souls & the friends & family! God bless & keep them. 

so.....

how sad. ive known this girl since she was in kindergarten. shes my daughters age.  makes me ill to hear this.   God bless their souls, comfort her family.      smh......

HaRley44

Nobody deserves to die like this especially a woman and 2 children..prayers to the surviving family and I hope they catch this SOB..what a monstrous act and so heartbreaking to hear..I hope people show some respect and remember this was somebody daughter and grandchildren ..RIP bless all 3 of you...

wiredmama222

This is just awful.  I agree, no one should kill children and I don't care what this woman did, she is their mother and didn't deserve this. 

But how did they die if no weapons were used?  Please don't tell me someone strangled them all or suffocated them all to death.  That would make me as sick as if they were shot to death. 

Whoever this monster is, I hope they get him and there is still another murder case going on. This one doesn't get a plea deal.  OK?  This one goes to the chair as there are kid involved.  

Get him quick

My prayers to the family and friends for your terrible loss. .   

ballbuster2011

omg  this makes me just wanna throw up, how can anybody wanna kill 2 kids and a mother? i really really hope the cops find this monster and make this person suffer a slow and very painful death im just so lost for words right now ....... btw  paulyall  if you go into firelands ER parking lot in the back off of decater st go past where the chopper lands and look stright ahead you will see all the crime tape

ballbuster2011

omg  this makes me just wanna throw up, how can anybody wanna kill 2 kids and a mother? i really really hope the cops find this monster and make this person suffer a slow and very painful death im just so lost for words right now ....... btw  paulyall  if you go into firelands ER parking lot in the back off of decater st go past where the chopper lands and look stright ahead you will see all the crime tape

SamAdams

I agree. Whatever this young woman did or didn't do, there's absolutely nothing to warrant an act like this! And if there was no weapon, that only makes it worse because that means it was a very, VERY hands-on act of violence. Someone who would do such a thing continues to represent a very real and present threat to everyone in the community.

The police cannot catch this monster soon enough for me! And when they do, and when s/he is convicted, whatever punishment is meted out can't possibly make up for an act that's THIS heinous!

To the family and friends of the victims, I will only say that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know that there is nothing anyone can say or do that will make things better for you as you deal with such a tragedy. But I hope that when all of the evidence is processed and somebody is brought to justice, it will be of some small comfort to you.

Speakezy

 may their souls rest in peace and may justice be swift and painful.

concernedtruth

 Time to bring the real DEATH PENALTY back to the state of Ohio and follow thru with it for the guilty parties in this crime.

 

IKnowIambutWhat...

I agree, concernedtruth.  Time to start making examples of killers.

thisisahorrible...

I could not agree with you more!

Unassumer

Evil knows no boundaries.

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