EL PASO COUNTY — El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the suspect and three victims in a murder-suicide that took place Saturday on Pleier Drive in the Sun Hills Community.
Authorities say 55-year-old Christof M. Kreb is suspected of killing his wife, Yvette M. Siegert-Kreb, and two of their children Felicity and Barret.
"This is a peaceful neighborhood. Nothing like this has happened before," said Jerry Hager.
It's still a shock to their neighbor.
"I was surprised, knowing the Krebs were such wonderful people," said Hager.
They had moved into the neighborhood around the same time back in 1991.
"We met them at church because for a while they were members of our church," said Hager.
During that time, Hager really got to know the family.
"She had adopted children from china, they had three of their own," said Hager.
Details on the cause and manner of death have not been released, pending an examination by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.
On Monday, Academy School District 20 confirmed that the murder-suicide took place within their "boundaries," they also released a statement saying that they were providing counseling for students. The full statement below was sent to Discovery Canyon.
"The news of an “apparent murder suicide” within our community is heartbreaking. Although we are in contact with local authorities, it is early in their investigation, and we do not have confirmed specifics. But we will be providing supports for our students.
Starting tomorrow morning, we will have counseling for students who are in need. Support is provided by school mental health professionals and trained Academy District 20 crisis counselors.
If a student is in crisis and needs immediate support, please contact your nearest emergency room, behavioral health center or 911.
Moments like these are hard to process and leave us with more questions than answers. We must therefore come together and provide each other support during this difficult time."
The incident was first called in on Saturday as someone called 911 to report a person with serious injuries. According to the sheriff's office, deputies arrived to find the adult and children, ages 13 and 9-year-old, dead at the scene.
An alert was sent out to everyone living within a 2-mile radius of the home to shelter in place and to avoid exterior walls. Representatives from multiple law enforcement agencies, the Donald Wescott Fire Department, and AMR medics all responded to the scene. An all-clear was given to neighbors by the afternoon.