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Parents found dead near vehicle; children safe

02 January, 2017, 15:43 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • The couple were found on the I-4 near DeLand about thirty minutes from Daytona Beach

A Florida couple was found dead inside their vehicle on a highway Saturday morning, while their three young children were discovered in the backseat unharmed, police said.

The three young children found unharmed inside the vehicle were the deceased couple's children, a sheriff's office spokesman said.

Volusia County deputies said that although investigators did not immediately find obvious signs of foul play, the cause of death is still being investigated.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene around 2:08 a.m.at mile marker 122 on the eastbound side of I-4 near DeLand, a report states.

Friends described the couple as sweet, loving and dedicated parents.

The children found inside were between 8 months to 4 years old.

Officials said the couple's three sons - aged from 8 months to 4 years old - were found in the auto unharmed.

"I loved Dan like a brother. every time you saw him, you saw his kids", Jackson told The News-Journal.

A Florida Department of Children and Families investigator went to the hospital to help investigate, officials said.

Officials said the investigation is still ongong.

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