Mother, 2 children dead in apparent murder-suicide, Pasco deputies say

A woman and two children were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Pasco County, according to deputies. 

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the bodies of a woman and two children were found at a home on Laver Lane, in the Lake Padgett area of Land O' Lakes.

Deputies say the initial investigation indicates a mother killed her children and then took her own life.

"All parties are accounted for and there is no public safety threat," the sheriff's office said in a tweet about the incident.

A Pasco County forensics unit and several law enforcement vehicles were at the scene late Wednesday. 

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