Bodies of 3 Minnesota kids & mom found in lake after dad’s suicide

The bodies of three young children and their mother were pulled out of a Minnesota lake in a family tragedy that unfolded after the kids’ father apparently committed suicide, authorities said.

The three children — who were under 5 years old — and their mother were found in Vadnais Lake near St Paul, the Star Tribune reported Saturday. Police are investigating the horrific incident as a homicide.

The children’s shoes were found Friday on the shore of the lake. Local cops were able to use the mother’s cell phone to track down their car near the lake.

A man, believed to be the children’s father, reportedly shot himself at a Maplewood home and was found dead around 10:30 am Friday by authorities.

Maplewood Police said that while investigating the man’s death, information from family members led authorities to Vadnais Lake around 4 p.m. to investigate a potential murder-suicide there. One child was found Friday and the three other bodies were pulled out of the lake Saturday.

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