Three abandoned children were found in a Texas home along with a skeleton.
Police were called to a home in St. Augustine, Texas, to assist at a welfare check Thursday evening. When they arrived, they were told they’d be needing to perform a follow-up investigation.
Upon further investigation, the St. Augustine Police Department discovered three adults and two children who were not breathing, CBS 12 reported. They were rushed to the hospital, where two adults were pronounced dead, and the children were in stable condition.
“It’s still under investigation as to where the person who lived there at would end up going, and when the kids might have been last seen,” said Shane Kemp, police spokesperson.
Authorities haven’t confirmed how the adults and children died. Kemp told Fox News that they were trying to determine if there had been natural causes or an “environmental event.”
“As a mother and a friend, I want to be able to hug my children,” Jessica Chesnee, whose children were found dead in the home, told the Houston Chronicle. “My youngest child is 6 years old. He was never found.”
Chesnee and her family left St. Augustine earlier this week after multiple children were taken from their home, CBS 13 reported.
St. Augustine is located southwest of Houston, in a town that has a population of about 5,000. St. Augustine Police are still investigating, Fox 13 reported.