A Chandler man who gunned down his children and killed himself on Nov. 15 left a suicide note in his car and another in a pair of jeans on the floor near his body, according to a search warrant inventory.
Robert Louis Roberts, 43, was found dead in his Chandler home along with his children, Michael Roberts, 6, and Carleigh Roberts, 4.
All three were shot in the head with a semiautomatic handgun, a search warrant affidavit shows.
Police would not say what was written in the suicide notes, but records show in one note Roberts discussed “taking the children to heaven with him.”
Police also found a copy of the book “Gone From My Sight, The Dying Experience” in his car. The book is aimed at people whose loved ones are facing death or have died. Roberts’ mother had died recently.
Other items police took from the home include children’s “Finding Nemo” and “Little Mermaid” blankets and two white pillows with gunpowder burns.
Roberts had a history of threatening suicide and had been going through a divorce.
The search warrant affidavit shows Roberts’ wife, Gina Roberts, told police the day of the incident she was concerned for Roberts’ safety and that of her children when no one answered her estranged husband’s door.