TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Three people were found dead Monday evening in a home in the Wesley Chapel area in what deputies said was a domestic violence incident, according to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.
Deputies were called at about 6:15 p.m. to a home in the Azalea Ridge Drive area after neighbors noticed water coming out of a home, Nocco said.
Deputies entered the home through the window and found a 70-year-old man and 63-year-old woman dead in the living from with what appeared to be stab wounds, Nocco said.
A 32-year-old man, who deputies believe was the son of the couple, was found dead in a bathtub in a locked bathroom, Nocco said. He said the bathtub had been running for a long period of time.
Nocco said the people in the home are believed to have been dead for several days.
“This is a sad situation,” Nocco said. “We don’t know what caused the son to kill his parents, and then kill himself — what appears to be — but we do know that it was domestic violence.”
The 32-year-old man is believed to have been dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Nocco urged anyone dealing with substance abuse, mental health, or domestic violence to reach out for help.
The incident remains under investigation.
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