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She told a police officer she and her children were fine. An hour later, they were dead

A mother and her two young children were found dead in Minnesota just an hour after police went to her home for a welfare check, and she insisted she was fine.

According to the Star Tribune, an unidentified woman and her two children, a young boy and a girl in her teens, were found dead in a St. Paul apartment — just an hour after police had been to the home for a welfare check.

Mike Ernster, spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department, told reporters that the woman had told police just an hour earlier that she was fine.

“I’m OK. Tell them I’m OK,” the woman said. The report does not indicate if police know who “them” is referring to.

An hour later, police found the mother and her daughter fatally shot. The boy was alive at the scene but was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities have not commented on the cause of manner of death, and have not said whether they are seeking any suspects. According to the report, investigators are reviewing evidence and seeking witnesses to interview.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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