What was being investigated as a missing persons case in Highlands Ranch came to a tragic end yesterday morning. The bodies of Jennifer Laber and her 3- and 5-year-old sons were discovered in their minivan parked in Lone Tree .

Authorities say Mrs. Laber picked up Adam and Ethan early from school Tuesday and disappeared so the boys' father called police for help. Denver7 News confirmed that authorities are investigating the case as a murder-suicide

Investigation is expected to continue in Lone Tree and authorities also set up an investigation at the Highlands Ranch home of the family.

Police asked for privacy for the family, and space for the investigation as it moves forward.

Source: 7 News Denver