Homicide unit commander says it appears to have been a domestic incident.
Victims were identified as 36-year-old Shawn J. Galeski, and 29-year-old Jamie L. Cole.
Residents gathered Friday to host a barbeque benefit in honor of the victims from Wednesday’s shooting.
The days since Jovan Belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said Wednesday that the slayings have not diminished her love for the couple.
“This is not a gun issue this is a domestic violence issue,” Jennifer Joyce told KMOX’s Mark Readon.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered his condolences Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it “an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family and for our organization.”
As investigators search for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, a discordant picture of the couple began to emerge.
Officers say Jovan Belcher killed girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, then later killed himself.
Authorities have identified the children as 11 year old Alyssa and 10 year old Autumn Cochran, and 22 month old Faith Elan.
UPDATE: Children attended Mary Queen of Peace. St. Louis Archdiocese reacts.