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Eight people, including six children, dead in apparent murder-suicide in Mexico

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Crime scene tape at the funeral for former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand at Trinity Grace Church on August 22, 2013 in New York, New York. Allemand passed away on Wednesday, August 14th of an apparent suicide.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Crime scene tape at the funeral for former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand at Trinity Grace Church on August 22, 2013 in New York, New York. Allemand passed away on Wednesday, August 14th of an apparent suicide. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)  (2013 Getty Images)

Authorities are investigating the deaths of six children and two adults in an apparent murder-suicide in a home in the state of Mexico.

A statement from the state prosecutor's office on Wednesday said the children apparently were asphyxiated. They were found on a mattress pad in the home in Ecatepec about 15 miles north of Mexico City. A woman who appeared to have been beaten was found on a bed.

A man who investigators believe killed the other seven and then committed suicide was found hanging from a window.

Authorities did not release their identities or how they were related, but local media reported that the man had killed his ex-wife and their six children.

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