Sheriff: Couple, 2 young sons dead; apparent murder-suicide

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MARRERO, La. (AP) -- Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a couple and their sons, aged 2 and 4, have been found fatally stabbed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home.

Sheriff Newell Normand has identified them in a news release as 46-year-old David Mata, 40-year-old Kelli Mata, 4-year-old Caden Mata and 2-year-old Liam Mata. He says Kelli Mata's 18-year-old daughter by a previous marriage found the bodies when she returned home shortly before midday Sunday from a trip.

Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says investigators believe David Mata killed the others and then himself in the house in Marrero, outside New Orleans.

He says both adults' bodies were in the living room, and that the boys' bodies were in separate bedrooms.

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