HOUSTON — Homicide investigators have been called to a home near Lake Houston to investigate what police described as a likely case of "self-euthanasia," more commonly called a mercy killing.

Just after 7 p.m., a relative of the victims called 911, telling police that a shooting had just happened. Officers found the bodies of a husband and a wife, both in their 30s, in the bathroom of their home in the 6400 block of Longflower Lane in Kingwood.

The victims were later identified as Carrie and Aaron Nebgen. 

According to Houston police, Carrie had been diagnosed with stage four cancer. 

Police say her husband shot and killed her, before killing himself. Officers did find a pistol at the scene.

Police say the couple never picked up their child at a local YMCA. A grandparent ended up picking up the child and going to the home.  That's when the bodies were found.

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