Police have released the identity of the family member responsible for the murder suicide last week that left the world in shock. Mark Short Sr. took his three children to Hershey park for one last day of joy before murdering them along with his wife Megan and the family dog. He left a suicide note at the scene before turning the gun on himself. When the tragic murders took place last week, authorities had not yet released details about the responsible party or motive.
The complete contents of the suicide note have not yet been released. District Attorney John Adams did announce that the 40-year-old father was the shooter. He told Time Magazine, “Suffice it to say, based upon our investigation, we were able to tell you that he was going through the break up of a marriage and he was emotional about that.” Neighbors told Fox 25 WFXT that Megan had posted to social media that she planned to leave her husband just days before the murders.
The family had made headline news two years ago when their youngest daughter survived a dangerous heart transplant when she was only 1 week old. Click here for more information.