THREE family members found severely decomposed inside a $2million mansion had not been seen for as long as 18 months.
The bodies of the unidentified parents and their adult son were discovered by authorities at a home in a gated community in Irvine, California, on Wednesday.
The bodies of unidentified parents and their adult son were found ‘severely decomposed’ inside a $2million California home[/caption]
Police say the family who lived in the home had not been heard from for more than a year[/caption]
“Extended family members of the residents of the home reported to Canadian authorities they had been unable to reach the residents for over one year and were concerned,” the Irvine Police Department said in a news release.
The department conducted a welfare check after they were contacted by Canadian authorities.
Police suspect a domestic related incident that resulted in a murder-suicide.
The bodies may have been in the home unreported for up to 18 months.
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Irvine police Lt Bill Bingham told ABC7 that while there’s a home association in charge of some of the lawn care and maintenance for the front of the homes, the house in question did not appear abandoned at first glance.
According to the police statement, a father, mother, and an adult son lived at the residence.
However, officials say the bodies were so decomposed that confirming their identities is “proving difficult.”
Officers said that a gun was recovered inside the house.
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There were no signs of forced entry, investigators said, and they’re not searching for any suspects.
“There are some indications this was a domestic-related incident that resulted in a murder-suicide,” police said.
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They are currently investigating how the case went unreported for so long.
The father who lived in the home was in his 60s, the mother was in her 50s, and the son was in his 30s, according to the The Orange County Register.
The three bodies were discovered during a welfare check in the home in an Irvine, California gated community[/caption]
The bodies may have been in the home unreported for up to 18 months[/caption]
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