September 3, 2016
9:07 PM UPDATED

Primary school teacher and husband found dead on beach in 'murder-suicide' shooting after sex abuse allegations

Aric Babbitt, 40, and his spouse, Matthew Deyo, 36, were under investigation for allegedly having sexual contact with at least three boys, it is reported.

A primary school teacher and his husband have been found dead on a beach in a 'murder-suicide' amid claims they sexually abused teenage boys.


Aric Babbitt, 40, and his spouse, Matthew Deyo, 36, were under investigation for allegedly having sexual contact with several boys, court papers show.


Police arrived at the couple's home and tried to speak to them after a 16-year-old boy claimed he was involved in a sexual relationship with the pair.


However, neither Babbitt nor Deyo agreed to provide a statement, instead borrowing a relative's gun and leaving the city, it is reported.

A coroner has since said that Deyo shot his husband, before turning the weapon on himself and pulling the trigger.

The couple, who lived in South St Paul, Minnesota, had travelled to Washington state ahead of their deaths on the evening of August 24.


They were found dead on a beach on Lopez Island the next day, with no signs of struggle on either of their bodies, coroner Randall Gaylord said.


The gun was reportedly discovered near the corpses, alongside a suicide note.

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At least two victims also reportedly came forward claiming they had been preyed on by the couple.


Babbitt, who had been hired by the school district in 2002, was suspended following the allegations against him and his partner.

On August 16, investigators searched the couple's home and attempted to speak with them about the claims, the court papers show.


During the search, the officials found a hidden camera in the bathroom and a computer folder named 'Kiddies'.







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