Major update on suspect Charles Gillard after mom, 40, and her three young children found dead inside home

A MOTHER and her three children have been found shot dead inside their home, and police say the evidence points to their father as a suspect.

Hailey Salisbury has identified the victims as her mother, Dawn Gillard, 40, and half-siblings Katelynn Gillard, 6, Ronald Gillard, 4 and Joshua Gillard, 3.



Police found the victims shot dead inside their Michigan home on Friday after someone reported a man with a gun and gunshots, per Michigan officials.

They also located the children's father Charles Gillard, who had also suffered a shotgun wound to the head and is inc critical condition, as reported by ABC13.

Salisbury has posted TikToks where she claims her stepfather is to blame for the murders.

"Please please please hold your family close and don't take them for granted, you never know what could happen," she said in a clip that shows her sobbing.

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In a different clip, Salisbury posted a picture of a man she says is Gillard and said: ‘I WILL find a way to speak to you before you die in prison you disgusting sickening thing,”

Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller also told MLive.com that the evidence points to Gillard, but declined to give further details.

Miller said the first-responders at the scene are struggling to cope with what they saw at the crime scene.

“With our first-responders, almost everyone at the scene had children of their own. I can tell you they took it very hard,” Miller said.

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He added: “To have something so tragic happen in your community, it’s very heartbreaking.

“There are no words that can explain what happened."

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One of the victims went to Morley Stanwood Community school district.

 Schools Superintendent Roger Cole wrote in a letter to the community: “The loss of a life is always difficult, but when that loss is tragic, and yes senseless, it is much harder to deal with.”


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