Arizona Man Shoots and Kills Wife and 2 Children Before Turning Gun On Self

Annie (left) and Jason Fairbanks are pictured. (Photo: Laura Fairbanks/Special for The Republic)
Annie (left) and Jason Fairbanks are pictured. (Photo: Laura Fairbanks/Special for The Republic)

A family of four was killed in an apparent murder-suicide, according to police.

Jason Fairbanks, 39, Annie Fairbanks, 39, and their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son died Friday afternoon, the Scottsdale Police Department said Saturday morning.

Jason Fairbanks shot and killed his wife and children in their home near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thunderbird Road, said Sgt. Ben Hoster, Scottsdale Police Department spokesman. He then shot and killed himself.

The two-story stucco home is in a quiet upper-middle-class neighborhood. Homemade art adorned one of the family’s windows.

When Jason did not show up to work, a co-worker went to the home and discovered the bodies, Hoster said.

Hoster said the couple had been experiencing financial struggles. The two owned a Scottsdale business, Macrotherapy, specializing in physical therapy and rehabilitation.

According to an event page, Annie Fairbanks was a Master CHEK Practitioner and a doctor of holistic nutrition.

Efforts by The Arizona Republic to reach Annie Fairbanks’ family were unsuccessful.

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SOURCE: Ryan Santistevan
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