3 found dead in Wellington home
Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 3:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 3:12 p.m.
WELLINGTON, Fla. — A woman and two small children were found shot to death this morning in an exclusive gated neighborhood, dead at the hands of a husband and father who crashed his car west of Delray Beach after the killings and confessed to paramedics, authorities said.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of the woman and two children, neither of whom appeared older than 7 or 8, slumped inside a house at 11580 South Sea Court in the Isles community, authorities said.
County records show the house is owned by Neal M. Jacobson, 49, and his wife Franki Jacobson, 53.
Authorities wouldn't immediately say whether the Jacobsons were involved in the shooting, though a silver GMC Envoy sport utility vehicle registered to Neal Jacobson sat at the suburban Delray Beach crash site this morning, roped off by yellow crime scene tape.
Jacobson, a former mortgage broker who lived in New Jersey before moving to Florida, is listed as president of HGH Organics Corp., a newly formed company that sells human growth hormone over the Internet out of a U.S. 441 suite in Wellington, records show.
Franki Jacobson described herself as a writer and illustrator on an Internet social networking site for children's authors.
Deputies rushed to the Wellington house after the car crash this morning at West Atlantic Avenue and U.S. 441 west of Delray Beach. The driver told paramedics he had just killed his family, said Deputy Eric Davis, sheriff's office spokesman.
After the crash, the driver was taken to Delray Medical Center, Davis said.
Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com