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Taylor police identify 4 people killed in murder-suicide

According to the Taylor Police Department, officers responded to a residence at 616 Symes St. around 1 p.m. for a welfare check.

TAYLOR, Texas — Four people are dead after a murder-suicide in Taylor on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Taylor Police Department, officers responded to a residence at 616 Symes St. around 1 p.m. for a welfare check. The Taylor Fire Department assisted officers with forcing entry into the residence, police said.

Once inside, officers found four dead bodies, later identified as 57-year-old Anthony Davis, 45-year-old Araceli Lopez Davis, 20-year-old Cynthia Abundiz and 18-year-old Pedro Navarro. All of the victims had suffered gunshot wounds to the head, police said. 

Taylor police said Anthony and Araceli Davis were married. Araceli Davis was the mother of Navarro, who was in a relationship with Abundiz.

On Wednesday, police said they had determined that Anthony Davis shot and killed the other three victims before taking his own life.

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Assisting the Taylor Police Department are the Williamson County Crime Scene Unit, the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division, the Texas Rangers and the Williamson County Precinct Two Justice of the Peace.

The investigation is ongoing.

No additional information is available at this time.

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