The remains of a father, mother, and adult son were discovered badly decomposed in an California home on Wednesday after their relatives called for a welfare check after not communicating for a year, according to authorities.
Officers entered a home at 58 Riverboat in Irvine at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after Canadian authorities notified them, requesting a welfare check on behest of concerned relatives.
Officers discovered “three severely decomposed bodies inside that appeared to be adults.”
There were no signs of trespassing, and authorities are not looking for any home invaders. According to police, the incident could have been a murder-suicide, and there are “some indications this was a domestic related incident.”
“My understanding is that the Homeowners’ Association maintains the front yard, at least at this home where these individuals lived,” Lt. Bill Bingham said. “So at first glance, from outside, it’s not immediately apparent that nobody’s been caring for the place for up to a year.”
A handgun was also discovered inside the house, according to police.