Central California mother drowned children, hanged herself

Authorities say a Central California woman drowned her two children in the bathtub and then hanged herself.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 7:05 PM

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Central California woman drowned her two children in the bathtub and then hanged herself.

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Fresno County coroner's officials have released the causes of death for Vera Lucia Diaz Nunez and her children.

Authorities found the 32-year-old Reedley woman dead Monday night in an apartment along with her 21-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Investigators say the children's father discovered the bodies when he returned from work.

The children were in the tub and their mother was in a bedroom.

Authorities say the mother had been suffering from depression.

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