Rene Ogden, possible victim in Colorado Springs triple homicide: A tale from happier times

Colorado Springs Police haven't ID'd the woman and two teens found dead yesterday in cases being investigated as homicides. But the residence in question was reportedly occupied by the Ogdens: parents Tommy and Rene, kids Olivia and Chase. And in a post, Rene portrayed their life as idyllic.

Here's the text:

Rene Ogden

DOB 9/17/1972

Vidor High School ' 91

Vidor, TX

About My Personal Life: I have been living it up from Hawaii to Colorado with my wonderful husband and kids! We have been married since July of 1996. His name is Tom Ogden, who is now 36, and he has been in the Army for 19 years. We married in Hawaii in July of 1996, where we lived for two more years and then moved here to Colorado Springs in May of 1998. We may end up back in the Golden Triangle Area eventually. It looks like that is where my husband's job is considering transferring him to. Although right now he is serving one year in Iraq.Operation Iraqi Freedom. We have a beautiful set of twins... Chase Garrett and Olivia Brianna who were born in 1997. Feel free to contact me and let me know how you all are doing.... for the subject of your E-mail please put your name or old classmate so I'll know it isn't junk mail... LOL Best of luck to you all!

The CSPD hasn't officially released the names of the victims in this case, nor has the coroner's office made a final determination about cause of death -- although the bodies are said to have shown signs of "obvious trauma." Look below to read the initial CSPD release on the incident:

October 4, 2010

Time: 3:20:00 PM

Title: Death

Location: 1941 Essex Lane

Summary: At approximately 3:20 PM the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) was dispatched to 1941 Essex Lane to investigate a report of a deceased adult female. When officers arrived on scene they checked the home and located the body of the adult female and they discovered the bodies of two deceased teenage children in the home as well. The Violent Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Based on the obvious trauma to the bodies, the homicide unit is investigating this case as suspected homicides. Investigators are interviewing neighbors and anyone that might have information about this crime. Initial information indicates the reporting party is the husband of the adult female and the father of the children. All people in the home have been accounted for.

The names of the three victims will not be released at this time. It is expected that the El Paso County Coroner's Office will conduct autopsies in the near future.

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