Rene Ogden and twins Olivia and Chase ID'd in CO Springs deaths: Was she depressed?

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The Colorado Springs Police Department has confirmed that Rene Ogden and twins Olivia and Chase died in their home on Monday -- but not much else. Husband Tommy Ogden is reportedly cooperating with police, but nothing has been ruled out -- neither an intruder homicide nor murder-suicide. Meanwhile, one source suggests that Rene may have been depressed.

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Tommy Ogden's Facebook photo.
According to a piece in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Brad Ake got to know Rene through her Facebook page. (At this writing, the page lists only one friend -- and it's not Ake.) He says they often played online games such as Farmville and Vampire Wars. "She was sad most of the time," Ake told the Gazette, suggesting that she felt unappreciated by Tommy. He added that Chase was autistic.

This character sketch contrasts sharply with the Rene-penned item published by Westword yesterday, in which she rhapsodized about her life and family. Page down to read it, as well as to get details from a Colorado Springs PD release and see photos of Rene, Chase and Olivia:

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