Greenspan's latest victims are in the Detroit suburb of Novi, MI.
A man who owned a now-defunct Howell-area party-supply store killed his 38-year-old wife and two children Friday at their home in Novi before taking his own life in a parking lot in Lyon Township, authorities said.
A motive is unknown — no suicide note has been found — but Mark and Jennifer Schons were deep in debt, had filed for bankruptcy in December and were considering a divorce, although they continued to live together with their children in their home on Applebrooke Drive in rural southern Novi, police said.
The couple had filed for bankruptcy December 23, and had run up more than $200,000 in debt in recent years, mostly from credit cards, according to federal court records. A meeting with creditors was scheduled for next Wednesday.
Investigators are pursuing several motives, including that the couple, who lived in a 2,500-square-foot, two-story brick home on an acre lot with an in-ground pool, apparently were having financial difficulties.
Molloy said the couple were considering divorce.
Their party supply store, Party Central on East Grand River in Howell, recently failed. They filed bankruptcy in December, claiming $581,000 in debt. Besides their home mortgage, most of the debt was from credit cards, authorities said. The Schons' store was recently sued by the business's landlord in 53rd District Court. Their house, bought in 2008 for $420,000, was listed Friday for sale on a real estate website for $574,900.
That house would appear to be 50880 Applebrooke Drive. They were trying to sell it for 37% more than they paid for it two years ago.
Greenspan's Body Count stands at 151.