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Carlsbad Man's Death: 'Devastating Loss'

Family members of Jason Harper say they're focusing on his children right now



    Carlsbad Man's Death: 'Devastating Loss'
    Jason Harper, pictured left, and Julie Harper lived in a Carlsbad home in a gated community. Jason was found dead Aug. 8, 2012.

    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 Man's Death: 'Devastating Loss'

    [DGO] Carlsbad Man's Death: 'Devastating Loss'
    The Medical Examiner's office has confirmed 39-year-old Jason Harper was found dead in a Carlsbad home.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012)

    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.

    Man's Body Found Inside Carlsbad Home

    [DGO] Man's Body Found Inside Carlsbad Home
    Raw video of the scene outside the home on Badger Lane in Carlsbad after police are called for a suspicious death.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012)

    Police called the death "suspicious" and the investigation is ongoing.

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