Three people have been left dead, with the suspect proceeding to kill himself after the murders, in what police are calling a domestic violence encounter that happened in Alabama over Friday, Sept. 24.

Jeffrey Lynn Martin, a 47-year-old man from Phenix City, Alabama, was found dead in a campsite in the woods after allegedly killing a couple and their unborn child, according to Law&Order.

The mother of the unborn child, 35-year-old Jessica Martin, and her partner, 40-year-old Richard Cook, were fatally shot by Jeffrey Martin allegedly after an unknown domestic dispute took place. 

Police were subsequently summoned to the house on Misty Lane in Phenix City and found Cook dead from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Jessica Martin was found clinging to her life, and efforts were made to save her at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital. However, she and her unborn child later succumbed to their gunshot wounds, according to CBS affiliate WRBL

“An attempt to save the unborn child was made, but the child also was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound,” the police said in a press statement regarding the incident. 

Witnesses said that they heard gunshots coming from the residence before seeing a male suspect, presumed to be Jeffrey Martin, flee from the scene into the woods where they found him dead. 

Russell was found by a tracking dog. He reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officers at the county are still investigating the incident and trying to figure out why the events took place, according to ABC affiliate WTVM.

Russell's motivations and reasoning behind the killings remain unclear and it is not also known why Jeffrey Martin would kill Cook and Jessica Martin at their home. 

The bodies of the victims and the one suspect of the triple murder-suicide case were sent to the forensics and coroner’s office on Monday to further establish the events of that Friday.

freestocks-ux53SGpRAHU-unsplash A pregnant woman, her unborn child, and the father of the said child were murdered by Jeffrey Lynn Martin before he killed himself as he fled. This is a representational image. freestocks/Unsplash.