LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A welfare check at a house in west Lubbock
County led to the discovery of the bodies of a woman and a girl believed to be her 12-year-old daughter.
Interim Sheriff Kelly Rowe says both had gunshot wounds. Autopsies were ordered.
Relatives had called deputies, who located the bodies around 5:30 p.m. Monday. A news release says deputies, looking through a window, saw one person on a bed.
Rowe said Tuesday that his office is conducting a homicide investigation and murder-suicide has not been ruled out. The sheriff did not immediately release names of the pair, pending autopsy results.
Rowe says it appears several days had passed before the bodies were discovered.
Investigators found no sign of forced entry. Both bodies were located in the same room.