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Mother stabbed her children before killing herself, police say

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Metro police stand near a crime scene investigation truck near the site of a double-homicide and suicide Friday, April 19, 2013, in the Mountain’s Edge development in the southwest part of the valley.

Updated Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 2:25 p.m.

Triple homicide reported

An adult woman and her two children found dead in a southwest valley home were stabbed, Metro Police say.

Homicide detectives arrived at the house in the 10000 block of Wolf Pack Lane after receiving a call shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Lt. Ray Steiber, who oversees Metro's homicide division, said police were called to the residence to investigate suspicious circumstances after a family member reported no one was picking up the phone at the residence.

Police arrived to find the woman and two children dead from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

On Saturday, police said the initial investigation indicates that the mother attacked the children inside the house, then turned the knife on herself.

“It’s still a very dynamic scene, and we are encouraging people to stay out of the area,” said Officer Bill Cassell, Metro spokesman.

No further details were available.

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