UPDATE: Parents, 3 Kids Found Dead In North Texas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Credit: WFAA, ABC affiliate in Dallas

Credit: WFAA, ABC affiliate in Dallas

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Monday, September 23, 2013

A grandfather discovered the lifeless bodies of his three grandchildren, his son and daughter-in-law at their home in North Texas.

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said Monday that the victims were shot and the deaths are being investigated as murder-suicide.

Tanner says the man discovered the bodies of Israel Alvarez and Guadalupe Ronquillo-Ovalle with their children on Sunday night. A rifle was recovered from the home near Rice, 40 miles southeast of Dallas.

The children were aged 10, 8 and 4, and their parents were both 33-years-old.

Records show Alvarez was arrested Sept. 11 on a misdemeanor family violence charge. He was accused of shoving his wife and taking her phone because he thought she talked to another man. Alvarez pleaded no contest, paid a $367 fine and was freed.


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Investigators say no suspects are being sought after two adults and three children were found dead in a North Texas home.

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner says a Spanish-speaking male called 911 Sunday night to report that several members of his family were dead at a home in Rice, 40 miles southeast of Dallas.

Deputies and emergency medical workers rushed to the scene.

No information has been provided on the identities of the dead or how they died. Tanner says investigations are focused on the inside of the residence and that no suspects are being sought.

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office plans a news conference at 9 a.m. Monday.


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