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Police: Mother kills 3 children, herself in Austell
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Police: Mother kills 3 children, herself in Austell

AUSTELL, Ga. (WXIA) -- Cobb County Police said an Austell mother killed three of her children before taking her own life on Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department, officers found four bodies at the Walton Crossing Apartments on Mulkey Road in Austell on Tuesday morning.

Investigators believe 35-year-old Kisha Holmes killed her 10-year-old son, 4-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter before killing herself.

Authorities said they are waiting on autopsy results to determine how they were killed.

"I have three daughters myself, so I could never imagine harming my children or how it could get that bad," said neighbor Roland Milton. "I just pray for the family."

Milton said he has lived in the neighborhood all his life and calls it a close-knit, strong community. The management company of the complex passed out letters to residents, explaining that a family had passed away in one of the apartments there.

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