Jessie M. Foust,25 and Pharon Adrian Jackson, 26
Monday afternoon, four days after a relative found the young couple's bodies in the white bungalow, family members went inside the home.
Detectives rolled up crime-scene tape that surrounded the house and escorted the somber-faced relatives through the front door on North Chautauqua.
What the relatives have now is their memories.
Memories of Jessie Foust, a 25-year-old mother who relatives say was scheduled to graduate this month from Wichita State University, with plans to be a social worker.
And memories of Pharon Adrian Jackson, a 26-year-old father who loved rap music, the Oakland Raiders and cars.
Earlier Monday, police announced that they had arrested two young men in the couple's deaths.
Jackson's 20-year-old sister found the bodies Thanksgiving afternoon when the couple didn't show up for a holiday dinner.
Police who responded said the couple's 4-year-old and 18-month-old sons were uninjured and were found wandering around the house where the bodies had been lying for hours.
Police said both men arrested Saturday — an 18-year-old from Sumner County and a 17-year-old from Wichita — remained in custody.Investigators think the children could have been in a bedroom when the shooting occurred, but they aren't certain, he said.
Police have interviewed the 4-year-old. "He did give us a statement," Stolz said.
Investigators think Jackson knew both suspects and that Jackson and one of the suspects had been involved in a previous transaction involving a gun, Stolz said.
Asked whether there was a motive, Stolz said, "Just plain old stealing, theft," but that detectives continue to look for other motives.
Some items stolen from the house have been recovered, he said.
During the investigation, police have confiscated more than one gun. The two victims appear to have been shot with the same weapon, Stolz said.http://www.kansas.com/news/story/1078100.htmlJackson's mother, Iris Jackson, said her son was intelligent and "got along with everybody."
He spent most of his life in Wichita, where he graduated from South High School. Later, he attended Labette Community College. He performed as a rapper, sometimes doing benefit concerts, his mother said. He was a former youth counselor, she said.
Foust's uncle, Vincent Foust, said his niece and Jackson had been together about three years. The 4-year-old boy is Jackson's son, and the 18-month-old boy is the couple's child, Vincent Foust said.
Jessie Foust had been a cheerleader at Junction City High School and had played on the school softball team. Later, she was a cheerleader at Cowley College, her uncle said.
At WSU, she was majoring in social work and was eligible to graduate in December, said WSU spokesman Joe Kleinsasser.
"She was going into social work to help people," Vincent Foust said. "That's the kind of person she was. She would never hurt a flea.
"She does have a family that is heartbroken."
The family wants to ask WSU to grant her degree because she was so close to graduating, her uncle said.
"It would mean a lot," he said.
As for the couple's two young sons, he said, "They have kind of a tough road ahead of them, but they have a lot of family to help."
http://www.kansas.com/topstories/story/1079211.htmlToday, prosecutors with the District Attorney's Office charged Samuel Holton, 18, with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery.
Thug teenagers are killing all the "good" people, for what?