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.