Dad discovers double murder, suicide victims

An Ottawa Police cruiser sits outside a home in Stittsville, Ont., where a mother and her two...

An Ottawa Police cruiser sits outside a home in Stittsville, Ont., where a mother and her two children were found dead. Police are saying it is a double murder-suicide. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:03 PM ET

OTTAWA - A grieving grandmother can’t fathom what led to the double murder and suicide that ripped apart her “wonderful” Stittsville, Ont., family.

In the wake of the tragedy that claimed the lives of her daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren, Barb Corchis is left with more questions than answers.

“We couldn’t ask for a better family,” said Barb, Jonathan’s Corchis’ mother.

On Monday, Jonathan came home at dinner time and discovered the bodies of his wife Alison Constance Easton, 40, and his children Katheryn, 6, and Jon Alexander, 10, in the basement of their Ottawa-area home. All were stabbed to death.

Now residents of the upscale Stittsville neighbourhood are struggling to understand the tragedy that rocked their quiet family-friendly community.


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