They said as a result the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide
A family friend had previously claimed wife Danica Baxter, 25, had been drafting divorce papers at the time of her death. A close friend also said the young mother-of-three was also considering getting an order of protection against ‘estranged’ husband
On Sunday just after midnight, family’s vehicle drove into Tempe Town Lake in Phoenix Parents and their three kids Reighn, 3, Nazyiah, 2, and Zariyah, 1, all died in the crash.
Police said that detectives believe the father deliberately drove his car into an Arizona lake, killing his estranged wife, three children and himself in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Surveillance video obtained from a nearby condominium appears to show the father trying to determine how to enter the silver Nissan Armada into the lake before driving the SUV at high speeds and plunging it into the shallow reservoir, Lt. Mike Pooley said