Jonathon and Lindsay Candy: Interview resurfaces showing father joking on TV 18 months before alleged 'massacre' of wife and 3 children

Jonathon and Lindsay Candy: Interview resurfaces showing father joking on TV 18 months before alleged 'massacre' of wife and 3 children
Jonathon Candy was discovered deceased in his Yukon, Oklahoma residence on Monday morning, April 22nd, alongside his wife Lindsay Candy and their three sons (Discover Oklahoma/screengrab)

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YUKON OKLAHOMA: A chilling interview featuring a father, who later committed a horrific crime by fatally shooting his wife and three sons before taking his own life, has recently resurfaced. 

Jonathon Candy, aged 42, was discovered deceased in his Yukon, Oklahoma residence on Monday morning, April 22nd, alongside his wife Lindsay Candy, aged 39, and their three sons: Dylan, aged 18, Ethan, aged 14, and Lucas, aged 12, as confirmed by the Oklahoma City Police Department in a statement released on Tuesday, April 23rd. 

Authorities believe that Candy perpetrated the shootings before ending his own life.

The tragic death of a family was revealed when the couple's 10-year-old son reported to the 911 operator, and notably, he is the only survivor.

What happened during the TV program of Jonathon and Lindsay Candy?

Jonathan and Lindsay Candy (Facebook)
The unsettling footage of Jonathon and Lindsay Candy has resurfaced, depicting what appeared to be a happily married couple during an interview for a local TV program 
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The unsettling footage of Jonathon and Lindsay Candy has resurfaced, depicting what appeared to be a happily married couple during an interview for a local TV program. 

This clip surfaced 18 months prior to the tragic shooting, as reported by Mirror..

In the video, Jonathon and his wife were featured on Discovery Oklahoma discussing Just Baked Bakery and Deli, a renowned family-owned food establishment just outside of Oklahoma City. 

Jonathan and Lindsay Candy (Facebook)
In the video, Jonathon and his wife were featured on Discovery Oklahoma discussing Just Baked Bakery and Deli (Facebook)

During the episode, which aired on November 26, 2022, Jonathon enthusiastically remarked, "I come here twice a week in the morning just for their breakfast burritos, which are by far anything better than you can get around here." 

He praised the bakery for its delicious pastries, and with a chuckle, his wife chimed in, saying, "I love carrot cake. I don’t eat a lot of sweets, despite my last name, but I do love carrot cake."

Jonathon Candy’s 1-year-old boy reported OCPD regarding dead family inside their house

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Jonathon Candy’s 1-year-old boy reported OCPD regarding the dead family inside their house(Candypaint50/Instagram)

On April 22, around 9:35 in the morning, a 10-year-old boy contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) to report multiple deceased individuals inside a residence on Mirage Street.

The residence was located in the 2800 block of Czech Hall Estates.

Police arrived at the scene and discovered five deceased individuals, all of whom had been shot. The boy was found outside the house and was unharmed. He was looked after by his relatives.

During a press conference, OCPD Sergeant Gary Knight stated that Jonathon Candy had engaged in a confrontation with his wife during the night and had subsequently shot her multiple times.

Following the altercation with his wife, Jonathon Candy proceeded to shoot and fatally injure his children. The children were in various parts of the house, with two upstairs and two downstairs. At least one child was discovered shot while in bed.

The police described the children as being "hunted down and killed." Authorities are still working to ascertain the motive behind Jonathon Candy's actions.

Authorities are uncertain whether Jonathon Candy planned the killings or acted spontaneously. Sergeant Gary Knight mentioned that they were unclear as to why the 10-year-old boy was unharmed.

He stated, "Nobody's ever going to know the answer to that." Knight described the incident as a massacre.

He said, "It's unclear what made him want to go through the home, killing the children. But make no mistake about it, what happened in that residence was nothing short of a massacre." 

Knight mentioned that the couple had no prior involvement with law enforcement and there were no reports of them being involved in altercations. He described the event as horrific for everyone involved, particularly for the young boy who woke up to discover the deceased bodies.

Knight mentioned that the boy "apparently had been asleep" at the time of the shooting perpetrated by his father. Upon awakening, he became aware of the situation.

Knight stated that the door to the boy's room was closed, and there was a fan on. "There's no sign he didn't sleep through it," Knight remarked.

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