Mother and two kids found dead on Thanksgiving

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (BestGrowthStock) – Police were investigating the deaths of a woman and her two young children — found dead in a home in Lebanon, Missouri, on Thanksgiving evening — as a possible murder-suicide.

The 28-year-old woman died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the woman’s 5-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son were also found dead, though police did not say how the children died.

The bodies were discovered shortly after 9:00 p.m, according to Lebanon Police Major Randy Halstead.

Laclede County Coronor Steve Murrell confirmed the woman suffered a gunshot wound but said the two children died of other causes. No further details were provided, and autopsies were being performed, Murrell said.

“It’s definitely something you don’t expect to happen on Thanksgiving,” he said.

Lebanon is a community of about 12,000 people in south-central Missouri.

(Reporting by Kevin Murphy; Editing by Jerry Norton)

Mother and two kids found dead on Thanksgiving