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Gresham mother, two young children found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police said 31-year-old Ashley Palmer and her two children, ages 6 and 8, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside an apartment.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A suspicious death investigation in Gresham was determined to be a murder-suicide, Gresham police announced Wednesday. 

Police said 31-year-old Ashley Palmer and her two children, ages 6 and 8, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside an apartment.

Gresham police said officers initially responded to the Rockwood Village apartment complex at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare check .

Police did not release any further information.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is contemplating suicide, there is help available:

  • Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255 for free, confidential support
  • Lines for Life Youthline is a peer crisis and help line for those 21 and younger. Teens are available to help daily, 4 to 10 p.m. and off-hour calls answered by adult call counselors. Call 877-968-8491, text “teen2teen” to 839863, or chat online at OregonYouthline.org
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 with the message “Home” for support any time

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