Investigator's with the Major Case Squad continued their investigation into the murder of a Columbia mother and her two young sons Tuesday morning and still have no suspects in custody.
Deputy Commander of the Major Case Squad, Maj. Jeff Connor, stated Wednesday morning that investigators are still looking into leads about the deaths of Sheri Coleman, 31, and her sons, Garett, 11, and Gavin, 9. He renewed his request for help from the public.
"We are still asking for the public's help," Connor stated. "If anybody saw or heard anything unusual in the Columbia area, or if anybody knows the Coleman family and feel they may have information important to this investigation, please call the Columbia Police Department."
Major Jeff Connor, Deputy Commander of the Major Case Squad, talks about the recent triple homcide during a press conference at the Columbia Police Department. - Zia Nizami/BND
Officials asked anyone with information to call the Columbia Police Department at 281-5151.
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Connor said it was too early in the investigation to discuss motive, evidence found at the scene and potential suspects.
The Major Case Squad is expected to provide updated information at a news conference later this afternoon. The Columbia school district also is planning a press conference for 4:30 p.m. to discuss how students and teachers are coping with the deaths.
Police said Tuesday they had questioned neighbors in the past week about suspicious activity at the Coleman home at 2854 Robert Drive.
Police had previous contact with Sheri and Chris Coleman related to "some interaction between an unknown individual and them," Connor said.