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Fort Hood deaths possible murder-suicide, investigators say

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:31 pm

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

The three military dependents found dead in a Fort Hood home included a 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 the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Va. 

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

Although the investigation is continuing, early indications are the deaths are possibly the result of a tragic "murder suicide" involving the husband and the two children, the statement read.

Autopsies are being conducted by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. Officials from the Army's Criminal Investigation Division 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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