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Possible murder-suicide involving mother, two children in Gilbert

Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to a home where multiple bodies were found, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Sheriff's officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix. There's no immediate word Tuesday on how many bodies or their ages or genders. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Police believe a mother and her two children’s bodies found in a home in Gilbert is the result of a murder-suicide.

The three involved according to Maricopa County sheriffs are 45-year-old Lisa Gerhart and her two children, a 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said they are awaiting the results of the autopsy before officially announcing the cause of death.

“We’re leaving a little part open just in case someone else could have caused these three deaths,” Arpaio said.

Arpaio says deputies found a handgun near the woman’s body and the incident could be called domestic violence.

Deputies responded to the scene at 9 p.m. Monday near Power and Chandler Heights roads after seeing a vehicle’s exhaust was spewing into the house

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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