Syracuse Police investigating apparent murder-suicide after woman and three children found dead in vehicle

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(WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police are investigating what they say is a possible murder-suicide after a tow truck worker found a woman and three children dead in a car outside a home along the 100 block of Berwyn Avenue not far from East Colvin Street. The discovery was made around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Hazmat crews and multiple agencies responded to the scene.

Syracuse Police Kenton Buckner said the victims have not yet been identified but said that two of the children looked to be possibly school-aged, and one is under that age.

Chief Buckner also noted that the vehicle, found in the driveway of a home on the 100 block of Berwyn Avenue, was a rental car that was over-due.

“Anyone who knows the circumstances involving four individuals who are deceased the most disturbing of which there are kids involved. Which I think shocks the conscience of any decent human being. I don’t care how long you’ve been doing this job, that’s bothersome.”

— SPD Chief Kenton Buckner

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This is a developing story. Check back with LocalSYR.com for more details as they become available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442- 5222.


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