PD: Baby and father dead in murder-suicide


by Mike Gertzman

Video report by Heidi Goitia

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 11:39 AM

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CHANDLER, Ariz. --Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old father and his 3-month-old son in an apparent murder-suicide.

It happened early Sunday morning in a neighborhood near Ray Road and Arizona Avenue.

Police responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call from a family member.

That's when they discovered the father, later identified as Rajneesh Saini, dead inside of a vehicle. The dead baby boy was on his lap.

Investigators have learned there was a family gathering at the home, which Saini and the infant had attended. Saini's girlfriend, who was the baby's mother, was at the home when the murder-suicide occurred, according to  Detective Seth Tyler of the Chandler Police Department. The home belongs to her parents.

"We have no motive. We have no reason why this individual did this," Tyler said.

The couple does not have any other children together.

Saini lived in Tempe.