ORLANDO, Fla. – A husband, wife and their teenage daughter were found dead Thursday inside an Orlando condominium in what appears to be a double murder-suicide, police said.
Officials announced Friday that Orlando police officers performing a well-being check discovered three bodies at The Residences at Villa Medici in the 5100 block of Conroy Road, west of Interstate 4.
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The Orlando Police Department said a family member asked officers to perform a check on her cousin because she had not been heard from for several days. Officers went to the condo, where they found a 16-year-old girl, a 48-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man dead, according to police.
“There are no outstanding suspects and no threats to our community,” Orlando police said in a statement.
The names of the family members have not been released.
At a Friday news conference, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said the woman was from Spain and her husband was from Venezuela, and the family recently moved to Orlando from New Jersey. Rolon said the man kept his family’s whereabouts unknown to his in-laws.
Rolon said the woman’s family in Spain conducted their own investigation to discover where she was living and contacted a cousin who lives in the Orlando area to check on her. The cousin did not get an answer when she visited the condo, so she contacted police to perform the well-being check, Rolon said.
Officers noticed what appeared to be a body while looking into the home through a window, Rolon said. Upon entry, three bodies were discovered. Police have not disclosed how they died.
Police urged anyone in an abusive relationship to use the tools at their disposal to get help.
“It doesn’t matter what your legal status is in this country,” he said. “You have that protection afforded to you and people should take advantage of that.”
Detectives said the teen attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, where grief counselors were made available Friday. School officials sent a message to parents to inform them about the death.
Police said Bravo Supermarkets, where the woman worked, is assisting the family with travel and other expenses.