Remembering Sweet Home family after tragic deaths

Grief and questions are all that remain after four members of the Shobert family were found dead Tuesday.

Posted: May 1, 2020 6:31 PM
Updated: May 1, 2020 7:04 PM

SWEET HOME, Ore. -- Grief and questions are all that remain after four members of the Shobert family were found dead on Tuesday.

Police said John, Tiffany, Johnathon, and Charlotte sustained stab wounds and gunshot wounds prior to the fire, which was intentially set with gasoline and a torch.

Neighbors said when they saw the flames, they tried to bang on the door to get them to come out, but they didn't respond.

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While much is still unknown at this time, details of the family have been coming to light.

According to John's ex-wife, he moved to Oregon from Eureka, California. She also told KEZI he had adult children but had not seen them since their divorce more than 30 years ago.

Tiffany was 41 and worked nearby, according to Facebook.

Johnathon, who was 15, attended school in the Sweet Home School District, which has since released a statement saying grief counselors are available via phone call and video chat.

The Sweet Home School District mourns the loss of one of our students, Johnathon Shobert. Johnathon died on Tuesday,...

Posted by Sweet Home School District on Friday, May 1, 2020

Little is known about Charlotte except that she was only 2 years old.

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People are still begging for answers as to what happened.

"I remember them as good neighbors. They were good people. Always waved, smiled," said Connor Peterson, who lived next door.

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