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SYRACUSE — Police say a woman and three children were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a rental car in upstate New York.

Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the driver of a tow truck called to remove an overdue rental car from a driveway Sunday afternoon discovered the unresponsive woman and children inside and called 911.

Emergency responders determined the car's occupants were dead. Buckner says authorities are treating the event as a murder-suicide but details were not released.

Syracuse police urged anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact authorities.

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Police did not release the ages of the children or their relationship to the woman.

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