ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A woman and three children were found dead in a rental car in New York on Sunday afternoon and the Syracuse Police Department opened an investigation into the accident. murder-suicide possible.

A tow truck driver responsible for picking up the late rental car found that the four occupants of the car were not answering and called 911 at 1:47 pm, Sgt of Syracuse Police. Matthew Malinowski said in a press release. The car was parked in an alley about one kilometer south of the Carrier Dome of Syracuse University.

The Syracuse police responded, as well as the Syracuse fire department and the EMS services, Malinowski said in his statement. Chief of Police, Kenton Buckner, said at a press conference in Syracuse that a truck of hazardous materials for firefighters had been called to the scene to make sure that it was safe. there was nothing dangerous in the vehicle.

Although the investigation is in its infancy, Malinowski said in the publication that the evidence "indicated that it was an intentional act committed by the adult to get himself kill and kill the three children inside ".

The police did not disclose the age of the children or their relationship to the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222.

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