4 dead, including 2 children, in possible murder-suicide

4 dead, including 2 children, in possible murder-suicide

MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A woman returning home from a hunting trip found her family dead in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning.

According to Sheriff Newell Normand with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, four people died in the apparent murder-suicide including two children.

The investigation began around 11 a.m. on Nov. 29. An 18-year-old woman came back to her house in the 4800 block of Brandi Street and found her mother, Kelli Mata, dead inside. She immediately fled the home and called 911.

Police arrived on scene and found the bodies of 40-year-old Kelli Mata and 46-year-old David Mata lying on the living room floor with stab wounds. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers then searched the house and found 2-year-old Liam Mata and 4-year-old Caden Mata in separate bedrooms. Both children had been fatally stabbed as well and were pronounced dead on the scene.

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