Parents found dead in Valley Park home, son answers door for police

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VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR) - St. Louis County Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide in a Valley Park neighborhood on Monday.

Officers responded to a welfare check call in the 100 block of Carnegie Court around Noon after a child who lived there had  failed to show up for school.

When police arrived, they were met at the door by a six-year-old boy.  When they went inside, they found the boy's parents, a 50-year-old man and a 46-year old woman, both dead.

The child was not harmed and has been released to the custody of the St. Louis County Family Court. The Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating this incident as a murder/suicide.