NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Workers at a Connecticut day care say the grandmother of two boys found dead with her was authorized to pick them up and nothing seemed amiss before she killed them and herself.
Instead of taking the children home as planned Tuesday, Debra Denison vanished with them, leaving behind a suicide note. She and her grandsons, 2-year-old Alton Perry and 6-month-old Ashton Perry, were found shot to death in Preston in an apparent murder-suicide.
The boys' paternal great-grandmother, Marcia White, says Denison's struggles with mental health were well-known, and employees at North Stonington's Kidds & Co. say they were aware.
White says Denison was supposed to bring another relative with her when picking up the children. But Denison had asked to get the boys that day to help celebrate Alton's birthday.