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2 adults, 1 child identified in southeast Austin double murder-suicide


Austin police have identified the two adults and one child that were killed in a double murder-suicide in southeast Austin.

On Monday, police received a concerned call from a family member of one of the victims who said they had not heard from them. When visiting the home on the 5800 block of Abby Ann Lane on Monday night, there was no answer to the police's knocks on the door.

Police saw a body on the floor and went into the home. Police identified the two victims as Jennifer Robertson, 36 years old, and James Robertson, 6 years old, with fatal gunshot wounds. A third body on the scene was identified Darus Robertson, 36 years old, who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This case is being investigated as a double murder-suicide.

Police are asking those with any information on the case to come forward, utilizing the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app.

This is the 70th and 71st homicide of the year.


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