Mother drowns 2 young kids before hanging herself, authorities say

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno County Sheriff Coroner's Office said Vera Lucia Diaz-Nunez drowned her two children, before hanging herself on Monday in Reedley, Calif.

The Reedley Police Department said after returning from work, Diaz-Nunez's husband discovered that his 32-year-old wife had killed their 4-year-old boy and 21-month-old girl in a bathtub.

Police said their investigation revealed through interviews that Diaz-Nunez had been suffering recently from depression.

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Officers have not had any prior contact with her or her family.
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