A woman from Dallas was found dead inside her vehicle with her three children alive in the back seat, police said.
Police discovered the woman’s body—identified as Christine Woo, 39—at a target parking lot in Frisco, about 25 miles north of Dallas, on the evening of March 31.
According to Reuters, Woo and her children—5-year-old Lauren, 3-year-old Nathan and 16-month-old Leah—were reported missing three days before the tragic ordeal.
The Collin County medical examiner said Woo killed herself with an overdose. Her children were treated at Children’s Hospital of Dallas.
UPDATE: Frisco Mother found deceased & children transported to hospital for evaluation. pic.twitter.com/AQRSav4Wnj
— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) April 1, 2016
Surveillance video showed Woo and her children shopping at a local store on the morning of March 28.
Video of Christine Woo and her children at a local store on Monday. Call us at 972-292-6010 if you have information. pic.twitter.com/FLISOIvhsg
— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) March 31, 2016
Her husband, Brandon Woo, told News 8 that credit card history showed Christine picked up a prescription for Leah’s eczema.
“Thank you for your thoughts and concern for the wellbeing of my family,” her husband, Brandon Woo, said in a statement released by the hospital. “We request that everyone please respect our privacy as we focus on healing.”
According to Frisco police, “there was no deliberate plan by Woo to harm her three children.”
The kids spent days with their dead mother in the Honda Pilot car, they were severely dehydrated, local media reported.
Frisco Police Seek Help Locating Missing Person & Children pic.twitter.com/490RlvoxFc
— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) March 30, 2016