Mother, 3 young children, slain in Tisdale, Sask.

A mother and three children from Tisdale, Sask., were found slain early this morning and police say a suspect in the killings has also been found dead.

Male homicide suspect found dead in Prince Albert

Family members have confirmed that the woman who was slain in a Tisdale mobile home on Wednesday is LaTasha Gosling, 27. Her children who were also killed include, from left, Janayah, 4, Jenika, 8, and Landen, 7. (Submitted by Jessica Rae)

A mother and three children from Tisdale, Sask., were found slain and police say a suspect in the killings has also been found dead.

Police haven't released the names, but family members have confirmed the woman who died is LaTasha Gosling, 27.

Her children include two girls, Janyaa, 4, and Jenika, 8, and a boy, Landen, 7, who have the same surname.

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Police made the grim discovery in a mobile home around 1 a.m. CST Wednesday in the east-central Saskatchewan town.

Police tape surrounds a trailer at the Wicks' Mobile Home Park in Tisdale, Sask. (Ryan Pilon/CBC)

The male suspect was tracked to a home in Prince Albert and when police entered the premises at 6:20 a.m, they found him dead, RCMP said.

Baby found next to body of man

Police would not say how the man died, but said his death was not a homicide.

A six-month-old baby was found with him. The baby is now being cared for by family.

There were two other adults in the house where the man's body was found, but they won't be charged, the police said.

Police did not provide the relationship between the man and the woman, but said they were known to each other.

The woman and her children had been reported missing the day before.

'Hard-working young family'

A woman who along with her husband owns Wicks' Mobile Home Park on the north side of the town, said a young couple and children had been staying there. Police confirmed that's where the woman and three children died.

RCMP spokeswoman Mandy Maier talks with reporters on Wednesday to provide details on the slayings. (Ryan Pilon/CBC)

"I believe it was in one of my trailers cause right now as I look — I have a store right across from there — and I can see several police cars sitting there with yellow tape around the trailer," said Laurie, who didn't want her last name published.

She described them as a "hard working, young family" and said the father had recently been laid off from his job in the Alberta oil patch.

"They were very quiet and I had no problems with them at all," she said. "They were very good, very quiet. No neighbours complained about them."

Tisdale, which has a population of about 3,200, is about 211 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon and about 135 kilometres southeast of Prince Albert. (Google Street View)

Town of 3,200 in shock

Tisdale, a town of 3,200 people, is about 211 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

News of the deaths sent shock waves through the town and the province.

"Just tremendous shock ... can't believe it," Tisdale Mayor Al Jellicoe said. "It's never happened before."

Premier Brad Wall posted a comment on Twitter.

"Our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and community dealing with the indescribable tragedy," Wall wrote.

The bodies of a woman and her three young children were found in a mobile home in Tisdale, Sask., on Wednesday morning. The body of the male suspect in the case was found about 135 kilometres northwest in Prince Albert.


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