Pregnant woman, child dead in apparent murder-suicide near South Mountain in Phoenix

Mar 21, 2023, 1:03 PM | Updated: Mar 23, 2023, 3:33 pm

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — Four people, including a pregnant woman, were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a home near South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix on Tuesday, authorities said.

Officers were called to do a welfare check at a residence near 16th Street and Dobbins Road at about 10:50 a.m. and located the woman, a child and the suspect, 27-year-old Jacob De Zeeuw, with gunshot wounds, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

De Zeeuw shot 37-year-old Sarah Scott and 6-year-old Jacob De Zeeuw Jr. before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Scott was four months pregnant.

No other suspects were outstanding and there was no risk to the community, according to police.

Traffic was being restricted in the area near 16th Street and Dobbins Road, north of South Mountain, while the scene was under investigation.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the case.

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Pregnant woman, child dead in apparent murder-suicide near South Mountain in Phoenix