Kyle Milliken said nothing mattered to him more than his children on social media.
Trigger Warning: This article contains details of murder and suicide that readers may find disturbing
A Kentucky family was found dead at their family home just hours after the father opened up about his wife's 'betrayal' on social media.
According to the New York Post, Kyle Milliken along with his wife and two children, 13-year-old Kyle and 8-year-old Kycohn were found dead on 20 December in an apparent murder-suicide at the family’s Mayfield home.
Kentucky State Police spent hours at the crime scene after the incident occurred at midnight. According to WTVQ, the autopsies for the victims conducted at the Western Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville revealed they all died due to gunshot wounds.
Upon further investigation, the detectives said Milliken shot his wife and children before shooting himself. However, the investigation is still ongoing.
Hours before the tragedy happened, Milliken revealed the relationship troubles he was facing with his wife. He wrote, "My kids are my everything, a women [sic] can come and go. If she is not happy You can’t make her happy!”
The man further went on to vent about his wife. “A lot of the time, she was going to do it anyway, but when u pick someone up and carry them for years and she still betray you, what do you do?”
The father continued, "I have got to say I love my boys with ever ounce of me! Everything I have done in life as a adult has been for them, to have a better life than I’ve had growing up. Then you have this stuff pop up and throw a whole wrench in it! Kyle Milliken Jr. Kycohn Milliken. MY EVERYTHING, nothing else really mattered," according to the New York Post.
Meanwhile, the incident has left the community in shock. Pastor Chad Lamb with Grace Life Church in Mayfield remembered the family as "loving and tremendous." He also stated that he could not believe the incident, according to WPSD.
"I'm still in shock," said the pastor. "It's just heartbreaking for the community. It's a well-known family — well-respected family on both sides of their families that they come from. Our community is just grieving right now."
The pastor further asked the community to come together and pray for the deceased family. "We need to be unified in our relationship with the Lord. We need to love one another. We need to help one another. And we need to understand that we never know what people are going through," said the pastor.
He also told the community to rely on their faith during difficult times in their family and relationships.