A mother and her two young children were found dead at their home in New York just hours after the children's father was taken by the authorities while they were on a highway, according to the NYPD.
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The mother's body was lying on the bed face down, ABC reported in New York WABC.
The authorities took 36-year-old Shane Walker, who is believed to be the father of the children. : 48 hours as he walked along the Brooklyn-Queens motorway and transported it to the hospital for evaluation, Cory said.
He has undergone a psychological assessment at the hospital, according to WABC. On Sunday, he was charged with murder, murder, arson and criminal possession, according to the authorities.
Ausheva was an active member of the US Air Force, reports WABC. The call to 911 was made by one of her colleagues, according to the station.
Walker was also a member of the military, a neighbor Rod Hamed told the WABC. He describes Walker as "a nice guy," the station says.
The medical researcher will determine the cause of death.
Police have been summoned to home once before for an internal dispute, WABC reports.
Additional details are not available immediately.