Update: Compound Complete with a Chapel Found Inside Newaygo Home

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Charles Hoover

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich.- Fox 17 is uncovering more information about the home where  police believe Charles Hoover killed his wife Marcia, son Isaac.,and then himself.

Police tell us the home on 17 mile Road near M 37 in Lilley Township had a compound complete with a chapel but did not have a hardened fighting bunker.

Neighbors tell us Charles Hoover frequently spoke of preparations for the end of the world.



FOX 17: “Obviously a very tough 24 hours for the family of Charles, Marcia and Isaac Hoover.

FOX 17 has received a copy of Marcia’s 911 call. We obtained the recording under the freedom of information act.  The call lasts about a minute and is very disturbing.  As a station we are choosing not to air it.  But in hearing those final moment’s of Marcia’s life we learned her son was shot first and Marcia knew her husband was coming for her next.

As the investigation continues, we’re learning more about the family – and how their loved ones want them remembered.”

Isaac hoover

Isaac Hoover

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  • Angela

    Nice job! You weren't supposed to release pictures of the girls. And this was not a compound or was there a chapel inside. You people are idiots!

    • Tammi

      Stfu! If you don't like fox17 news then don't watch it and if you would learn how to read you would see their comment that says they had the family's permission to show the picture of the girls so who's the idiot now?

      • Angela

        You should know who you are talking to before you call them an idiot! Every other station blacked out the girls. They should have too!

  • Cvbutler

    Fox 17, don't pretend that your station is somehow making responsible and respectful choices regarding this story when you have repeatedly violated the privacy of this family and released unfair and misleading information. Make the ethical choice, please, and leave these people alone so they can grieve in peace.

  • sam

    stupid fuckin media! im pissed!
    no need for kids to be in this, to young to take this kind of information in!
    thank you FOX for showing AGAIN how heartless the media is!

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