Murder-Suicide Investigation

September 19, 2009

On September 19, 2009 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Mesa Police Department responded to the 2500 block of South Pennington for a report of a possible suicide. When officers arrived, they discovered the adult female resident of the home was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. As officers continued to check the home, they found the couple's two teenage children also dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

The deceased are identified as Susan Mullaly (50) and her two sons, Ryan (15) and Nicholas (12).

The initial call was reported when the husband and father of the family arrived home from work. When he entered the home, he discovered the deceased inside and whet to a neighbors to call police. At this time there is no reason to believe that Mr. Mullaly had any involvement in the commission of any crimes.



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