Terrible news

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it looks like the children Daniel Sanchez, Christopher Sanchez and Richard Anthony Sanchez, as well as their father, have been found deceased. This Associated Press article, from the Unsolved in the News blog, is the only one I can find.

The brothers were abducted by their father, Richard Robert Sanchez, in 2001. This was considered a much more worrisome case than the typical family abduction because Richard Robert had been charged with raping his sons’ maternal aunt in front of her child. Well, on Thursday, police looking for another vehicle found Richard Robert’s SUV in a lake with four bodies inside. No prizes for guessing who they are. It looks like they died shortly after they were abducted. I think I’ll wait on the resolved notice till after confirmation, though.

I wonder if this was a simple motor vehicle accident, or a murder-suicide. We may never know. Those poor boys. Their poor mother. Another tragic example of how, contrary to popular belief, kids are NOT necessarily safe when their non-custodial parent snatches them.