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.
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