Hubbard fire investigation focused on murder-suicide

The bodies are consistent with the Kroeker family

Sheriff's deputies say the Kroeker family is unaccounted for following a fire at their Hubbard home, January 3, 2017. (Courtesy photo to KOIN)
Sheriff's deputies say the Kroeker family is unaccounted for following a fire at their Hubbard home, January 3, 2017. (Courtesy photo to KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a Hubbard house fire as a murder-suicide after 5 bodies were found in the debris.

The Marion County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Friday that all 3 children and the man died of gunshot wounds to the head. The woman died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The bodies are consistent with the Kroeker family who lived in the house, but the medical examiner did not confirm their identities. Keith and Erin Kroeker and their 3 kids, Leia, Luke and Braedon, lived in the home that was intentionally set on fire on January 3.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the deaths as a murder/suicide.