Police: Mesquite mother in murders-suicide left no note

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by CARLA WADE and MONIKA DIAZ

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WFAA

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 16 at 9:27 AM

MESQUITE -- The Mesquite Police Department still has not released a final report on a family of four found shot to death inside their Mesquite home Wednesday.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office said Thursday it was Angelica Vasquez who shot and killed her husband and their two college-aged children before taking her own life.

Friday, police said the case was still under investigation, but did reveal that Vazquez left no suicide note. No motive or reason for the shootings has been revealed.

A memorial has sprung up outside the family’s home. Their mailbox was surrounded by stuffed animals and flowers. A note was posted saying there will be a memorial for the family on Sunday afternoon.

Besides one medical call, police said there had been no other calls to the home before someone called 911 last Saturday saying they heard gunshots.

Both kids, 21-year-old Paulina and 18-year-old Alex, had attended Eastfield College. The college's president, Jean Conway, posted the following statement on the school’s website:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing of an Eastfield student, Alejandro "Alex" Roman Vazquez, 18, and his sister, Pauline Vazquez, 21, a UNT student who previously attended Eastfield. Alex and Pauline were among the four people shot in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday on Paintbrush Street in Mesquite.

Eastfield College's Counseling Services Department is available to assist in grief processing and grief recovery as needed.

Please keep those close to the Vazquez family in your thoughts and prayers."

Friends say Angelica Vazquez had undergone cancer treatments recently. News 8 also learned that she worked for the Mesquite Independent School District as a cafeteria aide until May of 2012.

Services for the Vazquez family will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Gonzalez Funeral Home at 1111 Military Pkwy in Mesquite.

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