Three dead in apparent murder-suicide in Apple Valley

Three people were found dead yesterday in an Apple Valley home on the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive.

Police were called to the residence just before 1 p.m. yesterday by neighbors who peered inside the residence and saw what appeared to be bodies. That grisly finding was confirmed when first responders arrived at the scene. 

Neighbors told Fox 9 had been close to a month since they last saw the family.

In a press release, Apple Valley police characterize the deaths as suspicious and say an investigation is ongoing. The identities of the deceased and their causes of death aren't yet known.

:::: UPDATE ::::

In a followup press release, Apple Valley authorities say two adult and one child are dead as a result of "an apparent murder-suicide."

The identifies of the deceased still haven't been release, and authorities note "it is believed there is no threat to public safety" at this time.

According to the release, the bodies were first seen by a "person checking on the residence."

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