2 adults found dead in Altamonte Springs home with 2 children inside

Children were found unharmed, police say

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Two adults were found dead in a home Wednesday in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to Altamonte Springs police. Officers said two children were also found unharmed.

Police said they got a call about doing a well-being check at the Spring Oaks subdivision around 4:20 a.m. Officers said they found a married couple inside the residence and said the man appeared to have been fatally shot. Officers also made contact with the two children inside the home and said they were not hurt.

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Investigators have since identified the adults as Zoltan and Ildiko Papp. Authorities said Ildiko Papp’s cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.

Detectives are investigating the incident and said they have reason to believe it was a murder-suicide.

Records show a friend called 911 requesting the well-being check because he’d received what seemed like goodbye texts from Zoltan Papp and wasn’t able to get in contact with him over the phone.

“(He texted) like, ‘I love you,’ and, ‘Keep knowing me,’ and just, you know, like, ‘Look after my kids’ and I’m just worried. I’m at the door but I didn’t want to wake the kids up. At this point I don’t know what to do. I’m kind of worried, like, I just don’t want to go home because what if something bad is happening? Or what if something bad happened?” the man said.

The texts were written in Hungarian and English.

The friend asked Zoltan Papp if he was OK and received a reply of, “Yes, I love you,” according to the affidavit.

Arrangements are being made to release the children to other relatives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441 or call 911. Anonymous tips may also be reported to Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.