LATEST: The wife of rocker Bryan Harvey, who was murdered alongside her husband and two young children on Sunday (01JAN05) has been identified as the half-sister of former DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Steven Culp.

KATHRYN HARVEY was found bound and with her throat cut in the basement of the family's home in Virginia.

Bryan Harvey was the former guitarist and singer for HOUSE OF FREAKS. He was also found murdered, alongside the couple's kids.

Firefighters discovered the bodies after they answered a 911 call reporting a blaze at the home.

The case is being treated as a homicide and arson investigation.

Grieving Culp played tragic REX VAN DE KAMP on the hit show. His character was killed off last year (05).