CANON CITY, Colorado. -

The man suspected of murdering a mother and her two young children was in court on Wednesday but was not formally charged.

31-year-old Jaacob Vanwinkle is facing charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Investigators say he killed 35-year-old Mandy Folsom, her nine-year-old daughter, Melissa and five-year-old son, Mason.