Grand Canyon fire probe points to murder-suicide

By the Associated Press | October 5, 2011 | 8:00 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the investigation into the deaths of three people whose bodies were found inside a burned motor home at the Grand Canyon points to a possible murder-suicide.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak didn't elaborate Wednesday. She says the bodies appear to be those of an adult and two children, but authorities haven't released their identities yet.

A Minnesota school district identified the three as Jersey DeHaven, a kindergartner at Skyview School in Oakdale, sixth-grader Jace DeHaven, and their father, Anthony DeHaven.

District spokeswoman Jennifer McNeil says a grandmother of the students informed school officials of the deaths Tuesday.

Witnesses Monday saw smoke in the cab of the RV while it was parked off the most-traveled road into the canyon. It was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.