Family-of-4 found shot and killed in burning house may be victim of domestic incident: Houston Police

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The four family members found shot and killed in a burning Houston house may be victims of a domestic incident, police said.

Elvira and Jairo Escano; aged 44 and 37, and their two children Isabel and Jairo Jr.; 13 and 10 years old, were reportedly gunned down before their bodies were discovered in their burning home Sunday morning.

Troy Finner, the Houston Police Chief did not provide details on the ongoing investigation during a Sunday press conference but said that nothing is “ruled out” for the time being.

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  • Finner added that detectives believe the incident was “domestic” since they did not find evidence suggesting a forced entry to the victims’ home.

    “If they’re looking, they know who they are. The best thing to do is to turn yourself in,” he said.

    Those who knew the family described them as “good people” who had been living at the house since 2016.

    “We see this and it’s like heartbreaking,” a family friend said. “Because we’ve known them for a really long time. Everyone who knows them knows them as good people.”