The Mitchell House was located in Madison, Wisconsin and was the home of Scott, Karen, Gray, and Zach Mitchell. The house was two stories high, and appeared to utilize a separate driveway from the main body of the structure. The Mitchell house was painted bright yellow, and possessed a front balcony.
The entire family except for Gray Mitchell was waiting outside of the house as Karen Mitchell finished packing for the boys’ trip. Zach was standing just outside of the house saying goodbye to his girlfriend. Karen went inside in order to convince Gray to hurry up and get in the car.