UPDATE (April 15):
Based on the injuries and how Gilbert, Vedrana and Molly Mendoza were found, Homicide detectives have concluded that Gilbert Mendoza murdered his wife and daughter before killing himself. Police believe Gilbert Mendoza stabbed himself before fatally shooting himself.
Detectives cannot specify why this tragedy occurred. The investigation did reveal that the family faced financial troubles.
UPDATE (April 13):
Baltimore County Police have released further details about the three people that were found deceased in their Parkville home on Friday.
Police found 50-year-old Gilbert Mendoza and 40-year-old Vedrana Mendoza in bed in a first floor bedroom. Vedrana Mendoza had multiple stab wounds and multiple gunshot wounds. Gilbert Mendoza had multiple stab wounds and a single gunshot wound.
Police found 15-year-old Molly Mendoza in bed in a second floor bedroom. She had a single gunshot wound.
While the autopsies have not yet been finalized, investigators believe that the 15-year-old girl was not the aggressor in this incident.
Original release (April 10):
Baltimore County Police are investigating after three people were found deceased in their Parkville home Friday afternoon.
At 4:40 p.m., police responded to a home in the 1800 block of Cromwood Road 21234 to check on a subject. The caller into 911 stated that a female living in the home had not reported to work and they wanted police to check on her. When officers checked the home, they found three people deceased inside.
The deceased persons have been identified as 50-year-old Gilbert Mendoza, 40-year-old Vedrana Mendoza, and 15-year-old Molly Mendoza. All three persons resided in the home.
Pending confirmation of the autopsy results, this incident is being investigated as a murder/suicide. There is no danger to the community.
The investigation has indicated that a knife and gun were used in the incident. The gun was registered to a person in the home.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.