HOUSTON – The deaths of three teenagers whose bodies were found at a Crosby area home Tuesday afternoon were due to a possible double homicide and suicide, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
“Based on the trauma that was viewed, it appears that this may be a case of double homicide-suicide, but that is still going to be under investigation. But that is the preliminary information that we have,” Gonzalez said during a news conference Tuesday evening.
Deputies with Harris County Precinct 3 and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the home in the 4500 block of Wolcek Road after a family member, who lived nearby, made the discovery.
Gonzalez said two girls, possibly ages 17, and a boy, possibly 15 years old, were found with “signs of trauma.”
“A family member discovered three deceased bodies inside the residence. They all appeared to be teens,” Gonzalez said. “We know a family member was trying to locate someone. They came to a location but they didn’t get a response.”
A firearm was confiscated from the home, but the sheriff said he could not disclose what kind it was. A motive is unknown.
Pct 3 & HCSO units are at a scene at the 4500 blk of Wolcik (Crosby area). Preliminary: the deceased bodies of three teens have been discovered inside the residence. There are signs of trauma. Homicide & CSU enroute. I’m headed to the scene. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/gOcHy5x3bd— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 18, 2022
It is also unknown if the teens were related or lived at the home. Gonzalez said the homeowners were away on travel and cannot release the teens’ identities at this time.
“Anytime there is a child involved. We’re all parents in some way connected to and its extremely difficult when we’re talking about young people,” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez sent condolences to the families of the teens and asked for prayers.
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