GASTON, Oregon (AP) — Divers have recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children a day after another family member — a 3-year-old grandchild — was found drowned.
Authorities said the three bodies found Tuesday were in about 8 feet of water at Henry Hagg (HAG) Lake. They say there’s no evidence of foul play, and a sheriff’s spokesman says the deaths are considered accidental.
Sheriff’s deputies identified the three bodies found Tuesday as those of 40-year-old Jova Ixtacua-Castano and her two children, 25-year-old Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua and 13-year-old Michael Garcia-Ixtacua.
The sheriff’s office said Gabriela was the mother of the 3-year-old found Monday night. He was identified as Jeremy Scholl.
They lived together in nearby Hillsboro.