A public inquest will be held into the recent deaths of three children in Merritt, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced yesterday.
Kaitlynne Schoenborn, 10, Max Schoenborn, 8, and Cordon Schoenborn, 5, were found dead in their trailer by their mother on Sunday.
Their father, Allan Dwayne Schoenborn, 40, is the only suspect and a massive manhunt is underway to track him down.
RCMP Cnst. Annie Linteau said police are working around the clock to find Schoenborn.
“We are requesting the public’s patience and support,” she said. “Homicide investigations are very different from one to another and are extremely complex. These types of investigations are not as they appear on television where they are solved within 60 minutes.”
Schoenborn has a history of mental illness and run-ins with the law, and was arrested twice last week, once at his children’s school for allegedly uttering threats.
Police had requested that he be held in custody after he was arrested because he was a flight risk.