Four people, including a two-month-old baby, have been found dead in a hotel room as police investigate what they believe is a murder-suicide.
Police found the bodies of 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald, 22-year-old McKay Hutton and eight-week-old Teagan Hutton at a Hampton Inn in Fairbanks, Alaska on Friday.
It remains unclear who the shooter was, but police confirmed they were family, and McKay Hutton and McDonald were married just last year, according to their Facebook profiles.
Emily McDonald (pictured) and McKay Hutton were both found dead along with two-month-old Teagan Hutton (pictured) and Linda Hutton, 54
McKay Hutton (pictured) and Emily McDonald were married just last year. They were both found dead in the hotel room
McDonald (left) was married to McKay Hutton (right), and the two had an infant girl. McDonald also had a son from another relationship (pictured)
A member of the hotel staff at a Hampton Inn in Fairbanks, Alaska, called the police at 1.25pm Friday, and they arrived to find a man crying in the second-floor hallway.
The man, who is not considered a suspect, directed authorities to a nearby room, where the four bodies were found with gunshot wounds.
Police say details involving the shooter and any motive is still under investigation.
Fairbanks Police officer Doug Welborn confirmed the victims were family, and told the New York Daily News: ‘This is a very fluid situation.’
There is no indication that drugs or alcohol was involved, and autopsies will be performed on all four victims.
A member of the hotel staff at a Hampton Inn in Fairbanks, Alaska, called the police at 1.25pm Friday (pictured, McKay Hutton and McDonald)
McKay Hutton married McDonald almost exactly one year ago, according to Facebook. Pictured, the couple, McDonald’s son and the Gadsden flag in the background
McKay Hutton married McDonald almost exactly one year ago on November 18, 2015, according to Facebook.
He wrote : ‘To the one I love you much, my soul mate, my best friend, my lover my everything, our special night brought us both such happiness, the love I feel everyday to you waking up in my arms, you’re the most cherished part of my life.
‘To many more years with you sweetheart, I love you always and forever.’
It appears McDonald had a son from a previous relationship, and the two welcomed a baby girl eight weeks ago.
McKay Hutton also posted an image of a rifle on his Facebook cover photo, with text from the second amendment declaring the right to bear arms.
McKay Hutton’s address is listed in Fairbanks, about 12 miles away from the hotel, and Linda Hutton, his relative, was a registered nurse.
Police arrived at the Hampton Inn to find a man crying in the second-floor hallway. The man, who is not considered a suspect, directed authorities to a nearby room on the second floor