Mother Dead Along With 5-Year-Old Twin Daughters in Apparent Murder-Suicide: Report

The bodies of Celisa Henning and her daughters, Makayla and Addison, were discovered Monday.

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.

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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.

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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.

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