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Virginia woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide, police say

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 18:14:03-05

MARION, Va. -- Police in Virginia say a woman and three young children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office said authorities discovered the bodies of a 27-year-old woman, a 10-year-old and 3-year-old child after responding to a call Friday morning in Marion, a small town in Virginia’s southwest.

Police said a 6-year-old child was found in critical condition.

The child was taken to a hospital and later died.

An 8-year-old child “escaped the scene,” police said.

Police said a preliminary investigation shows the woman killed the children and there are no other suspects.

Police did not immediately release the names of the woman and children.