How did three Texas teens die? 'Signs of trauma' witnessed in 'double murder suicide'

Authorities have not yet determined a motive; moreover, the relationship between the three teenagers is also undetermined


                            How did three Texas teens die? 'Signs of trauma' witnessed in 'double murder suicide'
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called the deaths senseless (screengrab from KHOU 11/YouTube)
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Two 17-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy were found dead on Monday, January 18, in a home located in the north eastern area of Houston, Texas. Cops and authorities described the scene as a 'double murder suicide' and the fact that they witnessed 'signs of trauma' at the crime scene. The dead teens are yet to be identified.

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The home where the three teenagers were found dead is located around 25 miles in the northeast area of Houston, Texas. The bodies were found in the 4500 block of Wolcek Road, east of Crosby. Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff of Harris County, reportedly said that the three bodies were found by a 'family member' who apparently lives next door, and who then informed the police.

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In a news conference on Tuesday, Sheriff Gonzalez said, "At this initial stage of the incident, based on the trauma that was viewed, it appears that this may be a case of a possible double homicide and a suicide. But that is still under investigation ... we're going to continue to investigate further." Explaining the current state further, he added that the suspected firearm was found inside the home where the teenagers' bodies was found. He added that at the time of the deaths, the homeowner was not home. 

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Authorities have not yet determined a motive for the deaths. Moreover, the relationship between the three teenagers is also undetermined. Gonzalez is of the opinion that two of the three teenagers could have been related and one was an acquaintance. He explained, "We don’t know the full connection at this point. It’s still all very preliminary. Anytime there's a child involved ... at the end of the day, we are all parents in some way and connected to young people. It's extremely difficult when we are talking about young people." He ended by saying, "These are always highly charged, very emotional. We understand that. Our condolences go out to the family.” Gonzalez also said that these deaths were senseless and tragic. 

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Neighbour David Givans told KHOU 11, "It's really surprising to see something like this happen out here to one of us. It's a close community for the most part. We all watch out for each other."


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