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9-year-old girl wakes up to find her parents dead at home with their unharmed infant triplets

By Mason White 11:18 AM February 12, 2017
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By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A young girl called police after finding her parents dead on their living room floor.

Police in Houston, Texas, were called to the home at 4954 North Cancun Drive, at around 9:30 a.m.

There, the 9-year-old girl told police that she woke up to find her mother and her stepfather dead.

Det. Christopher Elder said that the girl heard her mother, who was in her late 20’s and her stepfather in his mid 30’s, arguing at about 1:00 a.m.

The girl said that she then heard gunshots. Neighbors told police that they also heard gunshots, but nobody called police.

Police found a gun that was used in what they called a murder-suicide. Police said that the man killed his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The couple’s 6-month-old triplets were in the home, but were unharmed. Authorities will hand the babies and the 9-year-old girl over to family members.