A man and a woman were found dead inside a home in southwest Houston after a child was never picked up from school on Tuesday, according to police.

Houston ISD police performed a welfare check at a home in the 7600 block of Bankside Drive around 8 p.m. after no one picked up an 8-year-old child from school.

When police arrived, investigators said the circumstances appeared “dangerous,” so they went inside.

Officers requested the Houston Police Department also respond to the scene.

“They made entry into the house. Once they got in the house, they found an adult female deceased from apparent blunt trauma,” Lt. Larry Crowson said. “They found a male who appears to be deceased from a self-hanging.”

Investigators believe it may have been a murder-suicide.

The 8-year-old was taken into the care of HISD police officers.

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