Mother, 4 kids found dead in suspected murder-suicide

Published: Oct. 16, 2018 at 7:42 AM EDT
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A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found dead at a home in Columbia.

Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were found by a family member Monday evening. The Maury County Fire Department says it responded to a report of a shooting at the home that night and alerted law enforcement.

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland says the children, three girls, and one boy, were homeschooled, and there were no previous reports of violence at the home. Authorities haven't released the identities of those involved.

Investigators were still at the scene early Tuesday.


This story corrects the state to Tennessee.

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