Police release names of family found dead in Herndon home

HERNDON, Va (WTVR) – Police have confirmed the names of the family in Herndon, Virginia found dead in their homes.

The couple has been identified as 52-year-old Kathleen Ortiz Peterson, 57-year-old Albert Peterson and their two sons, 16-year-old Matthew and 13-year-old Christopher.

Investigators believe Peterson killed his wife and their children before taking his own life.

The medical examiner said the victims died from a gunshot wound to their upper bodies.

Crisis counselors are available for parents, staff and students at the schools they boys attended.

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