Melissa police investigating apparent murder

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MELISSA, TX -- Police are investigating the apparent murder of a woman in Melissa.

Her 17-year-old son reportedly came home from school around 4 p.m. Monday and found her dead in their home on the 3000 block of Maple Lane.

Police are treating the case as a homicide.

Neighbors say they're shocked.

"Is just a terrible terrible thing for a boy to come home and find his mom dead and its just something he'll never get out"

Because Melissa has a small police department, the Collin County Sheriff's Department and the Texas Rangers are helping investigate the case.