Children home when parents die in murder-suicide

Published On: Mar 18 2013 02:33:06 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 18 2013 06:28:52 PM CDT

March 18, 2013: Two children, ages 1 and 4, are inside the home where their father killed their mother and then took his own life, investigators say. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

KATY, Texas -

Two young children lost their parents in a murder-suicide, investigators said.

Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies said a 34-year-old man called them from a home in the 4500 block of Ferndale Meadows Drive in the Woodlake Estates area of Cinco Ranch shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday and said he killed his wife.

When deputies got to the home, both the wife and husband were dead, officials said. Their names have not been released.

Detectives said the children, ages 1 and 4, were not harmed. They were inside another room with the door closed when the deaths occurred, investigators said. The children are staying with relatives.

The motive for the murder-suicide has not been released.

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