A mother and her young twin daughters were found dead in their Illinois home in what authorities have called double murder- suicide.
Celisa Henning , 41, and her six- year- old twin daughters , Makalya and Addison, were found dead on Monday inside their home , which is about an hour away from Chicago.
Police said that Henning was found with a self - inflicted gunshot wound to the head , while her daughters also had similar fatal injuries on their heads.
Dennis Henning , the woman ’ s father- in -law and the girls’ grand- father, confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the girls were with their mother on Monday before the incident .
He explained that his son , who is a plumber, tried contacting his wife during the day but did not succeed as there was no response from the woman . He however , arrived home around 3 :30pm to find their lifeless bodies.
“ He ’ s grieving , ” Dennis said of his son .
“ It’s a tragedy. I hope and pray that he can live through it ,” he added .
Authorities have not said if the mother left a note or revealed a motive for the tragedy.
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