Mother, 2 children ID’d in Lake in the Hills apparent murder-suicide

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LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — A woman and her two young children were found dead inside a townhouse in Lake in the Hills.

Police discovered the three in a townhome in the 2300 block of Daybreak Drive while responding to a 911 call.

The bodies have been identified as 27-year-old Carla Lopez-Mejia, her son 11-year-old Ezequiel Garcia, and her daughter 8-year-old Ariana Garcia.

The McHenry County Coroner said preliminary findings suggest their deaths were part of a murder-suicide, and Lopez-Mejia died of asphyxia due to hanging, while her children died of asphyxia due to strangulation.

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