A father in suburban Chicago stumbled upon a horrific tragedy in his family's home this week when he reportedly found his wife and their twin 5-year-old daughters all dead.
And worse yet, police in Joliet are reportedly investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
The bodies of Celisa Henning and her daughters, Makayla and Addison, were discovered Monday afternoon in the family home by the father, according to CBS News.
Police have not released a cause of death. Chief Brian Benton in a statement called the incident "very tragic."
The bodies of the 41-year-old mother and her two girls were reportedly discovered together in a bathroom.
A woman who lives across the street said she had just seen the twins a few days before and gave them a gift as they started their first day of kindergarten.
“I happened to come across an art pack of pencils that had strawberries on them, and I wrote them a little note to wish them a happy school year and hopefully they would become great artists and love drawing and the pencils would make them smile and come see me,” the neighbor, Adele Bryant, told reporters.
Preliminary autopsy results reportedly determined Henning suffered a gunshot wound to the head while Makayla and Addison were each shot more than once in the head.
Chief Benton said the investigation is ongoing.