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HCSO: 5 kids inside home when couple found dead in yard in apparent murder-suicide

Deputies said the woman suffered some sort of blunt trauma to the head and the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Deputies are investigating after they said a man and woman were found dead on Christmas Day in what they say was an apparent murder-suicide in northeast Harris County.

Investigators believe the couples' five children witnessed the tragic incident, according to the latest release from the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The kids ranged from 7 to 16 years old.

They've identified the couple as husband Arsenio Gonzalez, 45, and wife Maria Gonzalez, 42.

HCSO said deputies found the coupld dead around 1 a.m. on the front lawn of their trailer home in the 5600 block of Daun Street. 

Deputies said the woman suffered some sort of blunt trauma to the head and the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. 

HCSO Sgt. Greg Pinkins said preliminary information is the man and woman, who are married, went to a family Christmas gathering earlier in the day and when they came back home, that's when the assault and shooting happened.

Deputies are hoping to talk to family members who were at that gathering to see if they can determine what led to this incident. 

Child Protective Services was contacted to assist with placing the children with family.   

This is an ongoing investigation.

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