A woman and two children have been found dead in Michigan in what could be a murder-suicide.
The 30-year-old woman from Farmington Hills, Michigan, was found on Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, in her car by a drain commission facility employee, reported the Detroit Free Press.
The woman was in the driver’s seat, with a girl in the back seat. A boy was found outside close to the car.
Police have identified the mother as Nikita Landrum of Farmington Hills and the children as 3-year-old Mikayla Walker and 2-year-old Daniel Walker.
All three had been shot, according to Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham.
“We’re kind of looking at that as a possibility, that it was a murder-suicide. We’re not 100 percent sure,” Cunningham told the Detroit Free Press.
Police are unsure why the Landrum was on the drain commission’s property, where her car, a 4-door Lincoln, was parked.
“That’s the million-dollar question. It’s not close to the highway. … That’s something we’re trying to figure out, why there and what led her that location,” Cunningham told Detroit Free Press.
Police initially believed there may be a connection to a call for a welfare check on a woman from Oak Park, north of Detroit. But when local police visited her home on Monday, she wasn’t there, said Oak Park Deputy Police Chief Mike Pinkerton.
It hasn’t been determined whether the boy and the girl were the woman’s children.
If it was a murder-suicide, it would be at least the third such case in Michigan in the last few days.
Last week, a woman from Keego Harbor shot her husband and two adult children before turning the gun on herself.
And a 61-year-old man from Sebewaing is believed to have killed his 21-year-old daughter and his wife before shooting himself.