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Cops: Children, 4 and 1, among dead in S.C. family murder-suicide

LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Authorities in South Carolina say four people were found dead in a home in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that the dead — a man, a woman and their two children — were found Sunday around 8 p.m. Fisher says it’s believed all four died of gunshot wounds.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet that the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide and the investigation is ongoing.

Fisher identified the dead as 26-year-old Marissa Hope Reynoso, 25-year-old Jorge Luis Chavez, and their two children, 4-year-old Elijah Chavez and 1-year-old Ezra Chavez.

Deputies in Lexington County initially announced they were searching for Jorge Chavez, according to CBS affiliate WLTX, but now say he is among the dead.

Fisher says an older child of Reynoso wasn’t at the home at the time.