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3 people, including child, dead in southeast Austin murder-suicide

Police found all three victims inside a home on Abby Ann Lane.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is investigating after three people, including a child, were found dead in an apparent double murder and suicide inside a home on Abby Ann Lane in Bradshaw Crossing, near Onion Creek.

Police responded to a call for a welfare check just after 11 p.m. Monday. When officers couldn't get a response from anyone inside, they searched the home and found a victim on the ground inside.

Officers forced their way into the home and found three total victims, two adults and one minor.

The victims have been identified as 6-year-old James Robertson and 36-year-old Jennifer Robertson. Police said 36-year-old Darius Robertson was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. All three were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police believe it was an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Greg Burke lives across the street. He said he met the Robertsons when he moved in around 2009.

"They're a nice family. Around here, everyone keeps to themselves. We wave and say hello but never any disturbance, anything, really going on here," Burke said.  

Fayth White moved to the Bradshaw Crossing neighborhood on Friday. The 18-year-old said the triple homicide doesn't frighten her too much.

"So my first instinct is just curiosity, like, what happened and what's going on? And I know it's a lot of people would freak out, but I also know that it's not as unusual as most people would think," White said.

If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to call APD at 512-974-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.

No additional information is available at this time.

If you need help, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).


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