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3 Badly Decomposed Bodies Found in Irvine Home

Police said it may have been a murder-suicide, and there are "some indications this was a domestic-related incident."

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The bodies of a father, mother and adult son were found badly decomposed in an Irvine home Wednesday after police say their extended family members called for a welfare check after not being in contact for a year.

The Irvine Police Department said after Canadian authorities contacted them asking for a welfare check on the behalf of concerned family members, officers entered a home at 58 Riverboat in Irvine at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers found "three severely decomposed bodies inside that appeared to be adults."

There were no signs of someone entering the home, and police are not looking for any intruders.

Police said it may have been a murder-suicide, and there are "some indications this was a domestic related incident."

"My understanding is that the Homeowners' Association maintains the front yard, at least at this home where these individuals lived," Lt. Bill Bingham said. "So at first glance, from outside, it's not immediately apparent that nobody's been caring for the place for up to a year."

Police also said a handgun was found inside the home.

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Anyone with information on the deaths is asked to contact Detective Gavin Hudson at ghudson@cityofirvine.org or 949-724-7168.

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