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Preliminary ME reports released in suspected murder-suicide involving Jimmy Johnson's in-laws

NASCAR MURDER-SUICIDE
Posted at 7:47 AM, Jun 27, 2023

Story update:

NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson released a statement thanking people for the love and support they have received following the murder-suicide of his in-laws.

The post reads, "Our family is devastated by the profound loss of Lynn, Jack and Dalton Janway. We have been humbled by the outpouring of love and support during this unthinkable sad time and remain grateful for all of the compassion."

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Muskogee police are investigating after finding three people dead in a home around 9 p.m. Monday night.

Muskogee police said a woman called dispatch reporting a disturbance and said someone had a gun before she hung up. Officers arrived at the house to find a person lying inside the front door. MPD said they then heard another gunshot from further inside the house.

Police found three people dead from gunshot wounds inside the home. Officers later identified them and released what they think happened. Police suspect Terry Janway killed her husband, Jack, and her grandson, Dalton, before killing herself. Dalton was 11 years old. The preliminary medical examiner's report ruled Terry Janway's death a suicide.

The preliminary ME report found Terry and Dalton Janway each died from gunshot wounds. Dalton had two gunshot wounds, one to the head and chest.

Muskogee Public Schools posted about Dalton's death on their Facebook page:

Muskogee Public Schools mourns the loss of Dalton Janway who died Monday night. Dalton was a fifth grade student at Sadler Arts Academy who was cherished by his teachers and fellow classmates. Our heart goes out to the entire Rougher community who knew him as a friend and classmate.

Counseling services are available through Green Country Behavioral Health Services. Students, families, and employees in need of counseling are encouraged to call 918-682-8407.

The three involved are relatives of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson's wife, Chandra.

The Legacy Motor Club withdrew the No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet from the NASCAR Cup Series race in Chicago scheduled for July 2 and said the Johnson family asked for privacy and said they will not make any further statements.

NASCAR released a statement about the tragedy:

“We are saddened by the tragic deaths of members of Chandra Johnson’s family. The entire NASCAR family extends its deepest support and condolences during this difficult time to Chandra, Jimmie and the entire Johnson & Janway families.”

Muskogee Mayor Marlon Coleman says he saw Jack Janway after he got into a car accident.

"It wasn't like a business transaction. It wasn't like a normal medical consultation. It was almost like your best friend was working on you," Coleman said.

A sign posted on the front door of Janway Chiropractic & Acupuncture says the office will be closed due to unforeseen circumstances on Tuesday.

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