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Colo. missing children found safe after parents found dead in possible murder-suicide, police say

Green Valley Ranch home in Coolorado where the body of a mother was found. Her husband's body was found in a car and police are investigating the incident as a possible murder-suicide. CBS Denver

Green Valley Ranch home in Colorado where the body of a mother was found. Her husband's body was found in a car and police are investigating the case as a possible murder-suicide.
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(CBS/AP) DENVER - Two children reported missing in Denver after their parents were found dead in a suspected murder-suicide have been found safe. Their mother was found dead inside their home and their father's body was found inside a car, according to CBS Denver.

Police had issued an Amber Alert for the children, ages 1 and 5, on Wednesday. The woman and the man, a married couple, reportedly lived in the Valley Ranch home with the children.

According to the station, it is unclear how the woman died but police are considering it a murder-suicide. 

The suspect in the case, identified as 32-year-old Dominic Moore, is the children's father.

CBS Denver reports Moore led police on a chase, and when officers approached his car they heard a single gunshot. The man was found dead with a self-inflicted wound.

The two children were reportedly found later at an apartment in Aurora, Colo., and it is unclear how they arrived there.

Authorities say a third child, a 15-year-old boy also thought to be missing, was visiting people out-of-state and is safe.


  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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