Sheriff: Deaths of woman, 2 kids treated as murder-suicide - WNEM TV 5

Sheriff: Deaths of woman, 2 kids treated as murder-suicide

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Officials are investigating after the bodies of a woman and two young children were found in Bay County.

The bodies were discovered in and around a vehicle shortly after 8 a.m. along Wheeler Road in Bangor Township by a drain commission employee, according to Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham.

The sheriff said 31-year-old Nikita Landrum, of Farmington Hills, and 3-year-old Mikayla Walker were found dead inside a car parked outside the drain maintenance center. Dariel Walker II, 2, was found dead outside the car.

They all suffered gunshot wounds from the same handgun, which was recovered at the scene.

"It's tragic. Something like this is so horrific that it's just beyond comprehension," Cunningham said.

Cunningham said he is treating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

"At this time we believe it was a mother with her kids, but we're still looking to confirm that and still waiting to make contact with some of the family members," Cunningham said.

Investigators believe the woman is from the Oakland County area and they don't know why the woman came to Mid-Michigan.

No names have been released.

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