North Carolina authorities say deputies have found a woman and two small children dead inside home while conducting a welfare check.

WTVD reports (http://abc11.tv/1Xdtj09 ) the bodies were discovered by Harnett County deputies about 4 p.m. Friday in Lillington after a neighbor called authorities.

Deputies found a 35-year-old woman and her two young children dead. The children were identified only as a 3-year-old boy and a 21-month-old girl.

No further information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.