Texas mom kills three young children in apparent murder-suicide: police

A Texas woman fatally shot her three young children before turning the gun on herself a week after her divorce was finalized, reports say.

Ashley Auzenne, 39 and her three children -- Parrish Auzenne, 11, Eleanor Auzenne, 9, and Lincoln Auzenne, 7 -- were all found dead in their Deer Park home Tuesday morning after police responded to a welfare check at the residence on New Orleans Street.

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Ashley Auzenne, 39, Parrish Auzenne, 11, Eleanor Auzenne, 9, and Lincoln Auzenne, 7, were all found dead in their Deer Park home on Tuesday morning.

Ashley Auzenne, 39, Parrish Auzenne, 11, Eleanor Auzenne, 9, and Lincoln Auzenne, 7, were all found dead in their Deer Park home on Tuesday morning. (Facebook)

Investigators also recovered a gun inside the home.

On Thursday, the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office ruled that the deaths appeared to be because of a murder/suicide with the “mother as the suspect.”

Police declined to comment further on the homicides but called it a “terrible crime.”

While a motive has not been released, a KTRK report pointed to court documents which revealed that Ashley and Murvin Auzenne Jr. had their divorced finalized the previous week.

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Deer Park is a suburban city just 20 miles east of Houston.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.