After learning that his wife’s parents and nephew were discovered dead in Okalhoma, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson cancelled his participation in this weekend’s street race in Chicago.
In what authorities suspect to be a murder-suicide, Johnson’s in-laws and one of their grandchildren were discovered dead in Muskogee on Monday night, according to several sources.
Following a rumoured altercation involving a gun, the bodies of Chandra Johnson’s nephew Dalton Janway, 11, and Chandra’s parents Jack and Terry Janway were discovered. Terry is a suspect, according to police, Fox 23 in Tulsa said.
The investigation is still ongoing, and no cause has been established.
The Muskogee Phoenix, a local newspaper, stated that at around 9:05 p.m. local time, a woman called 911 to report a disturbance involving a pistol. She ended the call by hanging up. Officers arrived at the residence where the commotion was occurring and discovered Johnson’s father-in-law, Dr. Jack Janway, 69, lying in the hallway. Then, from farther within the house, they heard a gunshot.
When more police officers came on the site, they discovered Jack Janway’s wife Terry, 68, and their 11-year-old grandson Dalton Janway already deceased in a different area of the residence.
The No. 84 Carvana Chevrolet will not compete in the Grant Park 220 street course race on Sunday, Legacy Motor Club stated on Tuesday.
The team’s message on social media said, “The Johnson family has requested privacy at this time and no further statements will be made.”
The Legacy Motor Club message was retweeted by NASCAR, but no other information has been provided. Since 2004 Johnson and Chandra have been wed.