Colorado mother first drugged her two young sons with narcotic painkillers
Jennifer Laber, 38, then shot her two boys in the neck, fatally in Colorado last month
She turned the gun on herself in a murder suicide in her minivan
Autopsies show Adam, 3, and Ethan, 5, had traces of painkillers in their system while Laber had traces of anti-depressants bupropion and desmethylvenlafaxine
The family was discovered on November 30 in a minivan outside a Sports Authority
A Colorado mother (pictured right), drugged her two sons with narcotic painkillers before she murdered them and killed herself in a murder-suicide. Jennifer Marie Laber, 38, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and her two boys Adam, 3, and 5-year-old Ethan were both shot in the neck.
Their bodies were found on November 30 in a minivan that was parked outside a disused Sports Authority store.
Jennifer and husband Ryan Laber (right) with their children. Ryan reported them missing when she did not return home with the boys
Their boys and their mother were found on November 30 in a minivan that was parked outside a Sports Authority store.
The official causes of death were determined by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office on Friday. Autopsies on the boys revealed they both had traces of oxycodone and oxymorphone in their system when they die, according to the Denver Post.
Diphenhydramine, which is usually found in Benadryl, was also found in their blood.
Their mother had traces of anti-depressants bupropion and desmethylvenlafaxine in her system at the time.
Police found the boys shot dead in their car seats, according to the autopsy report.
It was earlier revealed that Laber had bought a handgun just hours before fatally shooting her sons and then turning the weapon on herself.
Jennifer Marie Laber, 38, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and she fatally shot her two sons Adam, 3, and Ethan, 5, in the neck in Colorado in November
Police also released a still photograph captured from a school surveillance camera that showed the mother leaving with the two boys before they were reported missing
Their bodies were found in the family’s minivan parked outside a disused Sports Authority in Lone Tree – seven miles from where they were last seen. The Missing mother and two sons found dead in the family’s minivan. Police said at the time that a recently-purchased 9mm Glock handgun was found inside the minivan.
Laber had passed a requisite background check when she legally purchased a new handgun from an undisclosed firearms dealer about an hour before picking up her sons at school.
The mother of three had vanished with her sons on Tuesday after pulling the oldest boy early out of his kindergarten class
Her husband Ryan, reported them missing later that night after she failed to return to the family’s home with their boys.
Autopsies on the boys revealed they both had traces of oxycodone and oxymorphone in their system when they died
Their bodies were found on November 30 in a minivan that was parked outside a Sports Authority
A child’s Spiderman sneaker was marked as evidence at the store in Lone Tree in November
Authorities issued a missing person alert along with photographs of the trio and a description of the 2011 Chrysler minivan she was driving.
Police also released a still photograph captured from a school surveillance camera that showed the mother leaving with the two boys.
Officers said they did not believe an amber alert was needed at the time, insisting there were no indicators they may be at risk of harm while in their mother’s care.
The following morning, a passerby called police after spotting a minivan parked at a loading dock outside a disused Sports Authority store in Lone Tree, seven miles from the school, that matched the description of the missing vehicle.
When officers searched the vehicle, they found the bodies.