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Fort Hood deaths possible murder-suicide

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:30 am

Army investigators released more information on what appears to be a murder-suicide that took place Tuesday at Fort Hood.

The three military family members found dead in a Fort Hood home are the 43-year-old husband and two daughters, ages 9 and 4, of a soldier who recently returned from an overseas deployment, according to a statement released Wednesday night by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command officials in Quantico, Va.

The three were discovered in the female soldier’s on-post quarters about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to investigators.

Early indications of the investigation are the deaths are possibly the result of a “murder suicide” involving the husband and the two children, according to the statement.

Autopsies are being conducted by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. CID officials said they would not make a final determination until a thorough investigation is conducted, all physical and testimonial evidence is examined, and all possible leads are exhausted, according to the statement.

The victims’ names and the cause of their deaths have not been released.

Investigators said no further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigative process.

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