BALTIMORE, Maryland — Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a man is believed to have killed his wife, then dropped his three children off at a restaurant, before killing himself.
The Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County Police Departments are investigating this case. After police found two bodies in different counties, they began poking around.
Police began investigating just before 6 p.m. On Wednesday, officers received calls for a welfare check for a person in the 10600 block of Davis Ave. in Baltimore County.
Responding officers found the body of 28-year-old Amber Lynne Cox.
Anne Arundel PD officers were called out to the Arundel Mills Shopping Center. The call came in because a man had dropped off three small children inside a restaurant and left them with people inside.
Police determined that the man’s wife, later identified as Cox, may be in danger.
Baltimore Man Found Dead in Truck
Officers later found the man, 35-year-old Harry Anthony Rey, dead inside his truck parked in the 7600-block of Sandy Farm Rd. in Severn.
There was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Rey, according to police.
Police believe Rey killed his wife, then dropped his three children off at a restaurant, before killing himself.
The three children, ages 7 (twins) and 6, were not injured, and have been released into the custody of family.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released at this point. Police are waiting for the coroner’s office to complete the autopsies. However, the most obvious explanation is the murder-suicide angle.
No matter what the outcome of the investigation is, this incident is a major tragedy. The poor children of this troubled man and his wife will either go to family or into the foster care system. We hope for their sake that they didn’t see anything too disturbing. However, they’ll have a tough life ahead of them no matter what.