Woman, 2 children deaths ruled as murder-suicide

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The Fremont Police Department ruled the deaths of a mother and her two young children as murder-suicide. 

The three bodies were found in a Fremont apartment on Monday. 

According to police, a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were killed. Their mother is believed to have committed suicide. 

Officers were dispatched to the 40000 block of Inglewood Common after 1 p.m. to investigate the deaths of three people. A knife was found at the scene, but FPD is waiting for the autopsy result before determining its relevance to the case. 

“Our department offers our sincerest condolences for the family and friends impacted by this tragedy. Loss of life is always difficult, especially when the loss involves children. The family is in need of ongoing support and I thank our community for coming together during this difficult time,” FPD Chief Sean Washington said.

At this time, no identities were confirmed with respect to the family. 

“This was one of the most difficult calls for service that Fremont has experienced in recent years and many of our officers and firefighters are experiencing their own sense of loss and sorrow. As an organization, we will continue to thoroughly investigate this delicate case, while offering support and providing compassionate service,” Washington said.

If you or someone you know is thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.


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