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5 Bodies Found in Maryland Home

A multiple murder-suicide was the result of 5 found dead in a northwest Maryland home Saturday.

Christopher Alan Wood, 34, used a .25-calibar handgun to kill his wife and three young children at their home in Middletown. He later used the weapon to kill himself. Their bodies were discovered by the children's grandfather.

According to the Baltimore Sun, authorities also said they found five handwritten notes at the scene indicating that Christopher Wood, an employee at CSX, may have had psychological and financial problems.

Wood had been transferred from Jacksonville, Fla., for work as an account manager in the sales and marketing group at CSX Corp. in Baltimore, a company spokesman said.

Authorities found the couple's two sons, ages 5 and 4, dead in their beds, and the bodies of their 2-year-old daughter and Francis Wood were in the master bedroom, Frederick County sheriff's office spokeswoman Jennifer Bailey said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. On the master bedroom floor was Christopher Wood's body, she said.


"There were no red flags. They were a very loving family," next-door neighbor Pat Hendricks said.