Missing Highlands Ranch mother and her two kids found dead in Lone Tree

The bodies of Jennifer Marie Laber, 36, and her sons, Adam, 3, and Ethan, 5, were found in a minivan outside an abandoned Sports Authority.

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The bodies of Jennifer Marie Laber, 36, and her sons, Adam, 3, and Ethan, 5, were found in a minivan outside an abandoned Sports Authority less than a day after they went missing, the Denver Post reports.

The three were last seen at 2 p.m. Tuesday near North Hampton Court and Hibiscus Drive. Laber’s husband and the father of the children, Ryan Laber, reported them missing after his wife took the kids out of school early. He is cooperating with the investigation and is not a suspect.

Investigators say there are no suspects, and the cause of death is unknown at this time, the Post reports.

Laber and her sons were found after someone reported called police at 7:47 a.m. to report bodies in a parked minivan in a parking lot at County Line Road and Quebec Street.

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