Four Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Near Dallas

Mar 14, 2013

Police say they're not searching for a suspect in the deaths of four people found in a suburban Dallas home, indicating the killings are the result of a murder-suicide.

Mesquite police say three of the four have been identified as 42-year-old Marcelo Vazquez and his children, 21-year-old Paulina and 18-year-old Alejandro. The fourth person is an adult female who has not been identified yet.

The Dallas Morning News reports that a handgun was found near one of the bodies when police forced their way into the home Wednesday.

Officers initially went to the house early Saturday following a 911 call of shots fired. They got no answer to their knocks and found nothing amiss.

Police say officers returned repeatedly until mounting mail and newspapers prompted them to force entry.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.