SAN ANTONIO, TX — A family of six was found dead in an SUV in a garage at a home in Northern San Antonio Thursday.
The initial call began as a welfare check after a resident notified that they hadn’t heard from him in a while.
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, when officers first arrived on the scene, they smelled a “heavy, noxious fumes.”
Authorities also found a cryptic note on the front door that they were able to decipher and it read, “bodies or people inside the home, animals were in the freezer, and do not enter.”
Police were eventually able to enter the garage of the home Thursday evening and discovered the family of six dead.
The husband and wife were both in their 30s and their four children, ranging from 11 months old to 4 years old, were all found dead in the vehicle, police said.
The victims have yet not been identified.
Two cats were also found inside of a basket in the vehicle’s front seat.