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LOS ANGELES (AP)- Police suspect financial stress led to the murder-suicide of a family of six in an upscale California neighborhood.
The bodies were found in a home in the Porter Ranch gated community about 23 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Police say the victims all had gunshot wounds.
The Los Angeles Police Department found two notes from the father who apparently had been laid off from work.
They believe he killed his 70-year-old mother-in-law, his wife and his seven, 12, and 19-year-old children before turning the gun on himself.
Police say the father left two suicide letters and was despondent over financial dealings.
They also say the father was formerly employed by a major accounting firm and Sony pictures.
The bodies were found Monday morning when officers were called to the home to make a welfare check.
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