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Trust fund established in children's names after stabbed, strangled before fire

Lilly Adams and Noah Adams (Source: family member) Lilly Adams and Noah Adams (Source: family member)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A terrible story out of Springfield, Missouri has hit home in the Heartland.     

A mother and her two children were found dead in a house fire over the weekend.     

The family had just moved there from the Cape Girardeau area.

According to the Springfield Police Department, 27-year-old Jassez Sager and her children were found dead inside a home at 1450 N. Texas Avenue.

Police say Sager died from injuries related to the fire.

Authorities say 4-year-old Noah Adams and 2-year-old Lilly Adams were stabbed and strangled.

The children's deaths are being investigated as homicides, and police aren't looking for any suspects.

Police are not officially calling this a double-murder/suicide as officers await lab results.

Springfield Police say indications are the fire was intentionally set in the bedroom of the house.

The children's father is Shawn Adams, who currently lives outside of Cape Girardeau. The couple was separated.

His parents tell Heartland News that their son is very upset over the tragedy.

"I had to tell my son that both of his children were dead, that was not easy," said Gaila Adams, Shawn Adams' mother.

There's an effort right now in Cape Girardeau to help the family as they prepare to bury the children this coming week.

"I've had a lot of support," said Gaila Adams. "Jassez's family is suffering too, I pray for them too."

A trust fund has been established in the children's names, Noah and Lily at Commerce Bank in Cape Girardeau.

A funeral for the children and their mother will be held on Wednesday, March 6.

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