Sugar Land, Texas—A mother and her son were found dead in their home only hours after the father was also found dead in an apparent suicide, according to authorities.
The mother was identified as Diana Logan, 48, and her son as Aaron Logan, 11, who was a 5th grader at Campbell Elementary school. The father, Richard Logan, 53, was found dead outside of a business near San Marcos from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities located the mother and son after they went to their house to inform them of the father’s suicide. When no one answered, a family friend eventually allowed them access.
Charlie Haldeman, the family’s next-door neighbor spoke to ABC13 about what happened. “My first thought was my boys, my girls and having to tell them their friend wasn’t going to come over anymore. It hit all of us really hard.”
Robert Bazon said, “Never had any issues. No complaints. When he was out, he would wave. He was always riding bikes with his son. Really in shock right now.”
Logan and his family were well-known in the Fort Bend County area, where he served as a former missions pastor at River Pointe Church. Richard was also the founder and CEO of Attack Poverty, a non-profit.
The website for Attack Poverty issued a statement on its website that reads:
“The Attack Poverty family is in shock to learn of the tragedy involving our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Logan, and his family. We are cooperating with investigators and waiting for more information as we try to process this loss with our staff, volunteers and community.”
“Please keep the Attack Poverty staff and all involved in your prayers.”
The Sugar Land police haven’t said that the deaths qualify as a double murder-suicide, but they believe the suicide and murders are related.
LCISD (Lamar Consolidated Independent School District) sent this message to parents:
“We are saddened by the death of a member of our Cougar family, Aaron Logan, a fifth-grade student at Campbell Elementary. The Campbell Elementary administration is doing everything we can to provide comfort and assistance to our students in this time of grief.
The District Crisis Response Team will be available on campus tomorrow morning and will remain onsite as needed throughout the week. If you have any questions regarding how to help your child cope with the grieving process, please contact the Campbell Elementary administration.
Students and staff can also call the H.O.P.E. Line -a 24-hour crisis hotline-at 832-223-4673 to talk about any concerns they may have. This is an anonymous and confidential service provided for the Lamar CISD community.
No information about service arrangements is available at this time, however, we will share this information with students if the family makes it available. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”