09/26/2012 05:30 pm ET

Police: Herndon Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

Patch/Leslie Perales

The family of four found dead Tuesday inside a home on Point Rider Lane in Herndon was killed in a murder suicide, police said Wednesday. A Fairfax County Police Department investigation revealed Albert Peterson, 57, killed his wife, Kathleen Peterson, 52, and their children, Matthew, 16, and Christopher, 13, before taking his own life.

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