Mother, 4 Children Dead in Murder-Suicide

Mother, 4 Children Dead in Murder-Suicide

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. – Five bodies were found in a Maury County home off Carters Creek Pike Monday night. 

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said three girls and a boy were found dead Monday night inside the home, along with their mother. 

The woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The children ranged in age from approximately 7 to 16 years old.

Police say they were found by a family member who called police.

Sheriff Rowland said there is no suspect at large. The father was not home at the time of the incident. 

When asked whether deputies had ever been called to the home before for previous incidents, Sheriff Rowland said there were none of which he was aware. The Sheriff added that there had been some “struggles” within the home. 

“I’d ask our community to lift the rest of this family and friends up in prayer,” Sheriff Rowland said. “And of course the first responders… we see gruesome scenes regularly, but this one, this is not one you see every day.”

According to the sheriff’s department, the children were home-schooled. 

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