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HFD captain, girlfriend found dead in Brazoria County home; young son nearby was unharmed

Family members called law officers when they became concerned, Brazoria County deputies said.

ROSHARON, Texas — Brazoria County sheriff's deputies say a man and a woman were found dead in a home in northern Rosharon Friday afternoon.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s office received a call from a family member who couldn't reach the couple. When deputies arrived, they heard the baby crying and made their way inside.

Deputies went inside the home in the 12700 block of Rio Nueces and found the man and woman dead. A 22-month old boy was found in the home unharmed.

Family and friends identified the couple as Houston Fire Department Capt. Joe Robinson and Briana Warren They said the toddler is their son.

According to family and friends, Warren used to be a postal worker and ran her own baking business.

Investigators wont say who killed whom — only that they are not looking for anyone else.

Warren’s sister said she spoke to Warren late Thursday night, and everything seemed normal.

“She was amazing. She was loud. I loved her. She baked. I loved her sweets. She loved her baby so much,” her sister said.

KHOU 11 also spoke to Robinson’s brother who said Robinson loved his job and loved his family. He served the city of Houston for 15 years as a firefighter.

HPFFA President Patrick M. “Marty” Lancton released the following statement:

“Houston firefighters are stunned by the deaths of Joe Robinson and Briana Warren. We extend condolences to their families and friends and to the B-shift crew at HFD Station 48. Joe served the city for more than 15 years before this tragedy. This is a terribly sad, but urgent reminder that we should watch out for and take care of our family members and friends in distress. Whether for line-of-duty behavioral health issues or other life challenges, help is available – no matter what. Please keep the Robinson and Warren families and everyone affected by their tragic deaths in your thoughts and prayers."

HFD Chief Sam Pena also released a statement:

"We are deeply saddened by the news of this terrible family tragedy. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the Robinson and Warren families as they deal with this loss. Captain Robinson has been with the Houston Fire Department since 2004." 

A weapon was found in the home, but deputies aren't saying what type.

Investigators say they are not looking for a suspect in the case. 

No other information was made immediately available.

KHOU 11 has reached out the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office for more details.

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