CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Pinellas County authorities say a woman strangled her two children before killing herself.
A sheriff's office statement says an investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that 34-year-old Dawn Brown killed her children and then hung herself.
Deputies responded to the Clearwater home shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call for assistance.
Deputies found Brown and her children -- ages five and nine -- deceased in the house.
The children's cause of death will be released pending an autopsy.