Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2013

Marcelo Vazquez, his children, Paulina Vazquez, Alejandro Vazquez, identified as victims in murder suicide

The Dallas County Medical Examiner identified three of the four victims on Thursday. They are Marcelo Vazquez, 44, and his children, Paulina Vazquez, 21, and Alejandro Vazquez, 18.

The fourth person is Angelica Vazquez, age 43, who fatally shot her husband and their two adult children before killing herself, police said.

Paulina Vazquez  and Alejandro Vazquez

Paulina Vazquez and Alejandro Vazquez

Four adults were found Wednesday morning with neighbors and friends confirming Alejandro was a Eastfield College student who recently graduated from Mesquite High School and his sister, Paulina, a 21-year-old University of North Texas student.

The mother according to the same sources, who added she works at a school and has been undergoing chemotherapy to battle cancer.

Officers were initially called to the address at 6:30 a.m. Saturday after witnesses said they heard gunshots.

“They checked the residence on the outside. There was no sign of forced entry and everything appeared to be okay,” Lt. Hedgpeth said.

Hedgpeth said an officer spoke with a neighbor who did not report hearing or seeing anything out of the ordinary.

On Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m, Hedgpeth said one of the same officers returned to the home and observed an important clue.

“They noticed mail in the mailbox that was uncollected and newspapers in the front yard,” the police spokesman said. “The decision was made to force entry into the locked home, at which point the officers discovered the bodies.”

The bodies of two men and two women were found in separate rooms. A handgun was recovered inside the residence “near one of the deceased,” but police were hesitant to discuss details in the case, Hedgpeth said, citing the ongoing investigation.

“At this point, the circumstances surrounding the deaths are undetermined,” a police statement said.


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