The Latest: Police ID family of 5 found shot dead in home

PRICES CORNER, Del. – The Latest on a family found fatally shot at a Delaware home (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities are identifying members of a family of five found fatally shot at a home in Delaware and have ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.

Delaware State Police identified the parents in a news release as 42-year-old Matthew Edwards and his wife, 41 year-old Julie Edwards. Police did not release the children’s names, but said they included a 4-year-old girl and two boys, 6 and 3 years old, respectively.

Police say troopers called to the home Monday night found all five dead in the home from apparent gunshot wounds and Matthew Edwards had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The bodies were turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and their deaths were ruled murder and suicide by gunshot.

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12:30 p.m.

A neighbor of a Delaware home where a man, woman and three children were found fatally shot says the husband told him he was having marital problems.

Wilfredo Rivera said Tuesday he saw the father and children at their Prices Corner home Sunday. He says the children were playing and the father was cooking and going in and out of the home.

Rivera says the couple had lived there for more than a decade and had had two sons and a daughter. He says the husband lost his job and took one in Virginia.

State Police Sgt. Richard Bratz said in a news release that troopers Monday found the bodies of a 42-year-old man, a 41-year-old woman and three children under 8 with gunshot wounds. Their names were withheld while relatives were notified.

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