The family of a man who was found dead inside a Carlsbad house has identified him as Jason Harper.
The Medical Examiner's office later confirmed Harper, 39, as the man who was found dead in a Carlsbad home in a gated community on Badger Lane east of the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course on Wednesday morning.
Lina and Homer Harper, Jason’s parents, spoke with NBC 7 San Diego and said they have been in constant contact with authorities about the situation. They are making preparations to travel to San Diego soon.
"It's a devastating loss, he was a wonderful son, a wonderful father and to think that he is no longer in our lives is just unbearable,” Jason’s mother Lina said. “Right now our focus is on our grandchildren during this tough time."
Carlsbad High School, where Jason worked as a teacher, issued a statement about his death calling it "sad news." Two of his children were students in the Carlsbad school district.
Julie Harper, Jason’s wife, was arrested yesterday as a homicide suspect. She was found at her father's home in Scripps Ranch.
The couple had three children, ages 9, 6 and 1.
Police called the death "suspicious" and the investigation is ongoing.
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