To the surprise of nobody, the two children’s remains found with Summer and Joseph McStay’s bodies have been identified as their kids, four-year-old Gianni and three-year-old Joseph Jr. Still no info on cause of death or suspects or anything like that.
Per the Los Angeles Times: the bodies have been identified as the McStays. Or, rather, the adult skeletons have been identified as Joseph and Summer, and they’re assuming the child skeletons are of the two boys. Obviously, this was a homicide; dead people don’t bury themselves.
I don’t know what else to say, beyond that this is very, very sad. I mean, who massacres a whole family, including two children under five?
I really hope they find out who did this.
They DID find four bodies, and some news orgs are quoting sources that it’s the McStay family, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet so I’ll leave it there. Though I’m pretty sure it’s them.
Sean’s done a very good blog entry recapping the disappearances of the McStay family: Joseph McStay, his wife Summer, and their two small boys Gianni and Joseph Jr. Sean also reviewed a book written about the case, and based on what he said about it, I think I’ll pass on reading it. That case is about as mysterious as you’ll find anywhere; I don’t think I’ve seen another one like it, and I’ve seen just about everything. I agree with him that if it isn’t solved, it seems destined to become something historic.