Suspected Nevada Murder-Suicide Leaves 4 Dead, Including 2 Teens: Police

March 5, 2020 Updated: March 5, 2020
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Police on Thursday said that four people, including two teenagers, were killed in a suspected-murder suicide inside a Reno, Nevada, house.

The four bodies were found during a police welfare check after friends and family were not able to contact a married couple and their two children, police told Fox11 in Reno.

The causes of death were not revealed. The identities of those who died were also not disclosed by authorities.

An investigation into the matter is underway, and investigators are attempting to obtain more details about exactly what happened, said Sgt. John Silver, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

“We don’t know what led up to this,” Silver told the outlet. “We didn’t have prior calls or anything like that.”

The two teenaged victims went to Damonte Ranch High School, said authorities. The Washoe County School District issued a statement about the deaths.

“Two of our students died following a domestic situation in their home,” Principal Darvel Bell said in the statement to parents, according to News4. “Reno Police are investigating the case, and because this is an active investigation, I am not able to share any more details with you now.”

Bell added that “it has been such a difficult year for all of us, and I appreciate your extraordinary courage over these past few months.”

“Our counselors, district-level crisis team, and community partners will be on our campus tomorrow and will be providing any resources our students and staff members require. They will stay with us for as long as we need them. Counseling and emotional support of staff and students will be our top priority,” Bell said.

According to local reports, police are investigating a home along the 10000 block of Canyon Country Court in South Reno.