Thursday, May 29, 2014
"LANSING, MI — A Lansing couple found dead in what police believe is a murder/suicide have been identified as 43-year-old Kristin Batdorf and her husband, 47-year-old Jose Armando Rodriguez-Yera.
"Their names were released Thursday afternoon, about 13 hours after the couple's 6-year-old son was found crying outdoors.
"Police say they believe the husband killed his wife, then himself. Police haven't said how they died.
"Officers responded about 1 a.m. Thursday following a report about the child and found the boy uninjured. Police went to the boy's home and found his mother dead on a floor and his father's body inside the garage.
"The child is in protective custody.
"Neighbor Kara Miller tells the Lansing State Journal that the couple `were good folks` and `everybody knew them.`"