Landlord: Victims in N. MI slayings ‘happy-go-lucky’

Cecelia Woods and her two toddler boys were found dead in their mobile home near Gaylord. (Courtesy Facebook/May 11, 2015)

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — A landlord says the victims in a shooting attack that left two adults and two young children dead at a trailer in rural northern Michigan were “happy-go-lucky people” who were new to the area.

State police 1st Lt. Mike Hahn says it appears that the 39-year-old man fatally shot the 24-year-old woman and her two boys, ages 2 and 4, before killing himself. It happened Saturday in Oscoda County’s Greenwood Township, about 180 miles north-northwest of Detroit.

Authorities investigating after four bodies were found in a trailer in Oscoda County on May 9, 2015. (Courtesy: www.9and10news.com/)
(Authorities investigating after four bodies were found in a trailer in Oscoda County/Courtesy: http://www.9and10news.com/)

The woman was identified by family members on social media as Cecelia Woods. They say she was from the Detroit area.

Hahn says the man made phone calls saying he planned to hurt himself and the others. Hahn isn’t identifying the four or describing their relationship.

Landlord Mark Pattulo tells TV station WPBN/WTOM (http://bit.ly/1KVFJBR ) that the victims lived there about four months. He says they were “just trying to find their spot in the world.”

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