Officials search for relatives of slain family

June 20, 2008 5:01:33 AM PDT
After identifying a couple from El Salvador slain in an apparent murder-suicide that included the deaths of three young children last month, authorities are now searching for relatives to claim the five bodies. The couple has been identified as 42-year-old Salvador Perez Alfaro and 34-year-old Estela Marilu Quintanilla. That's according to the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office. The identities of three children found in their rural northeast Houston home May Tenth have not been confirmed.

The Medical Examiner's Office has ruled that Alfaro committed suicide and that Quintanilla and the three children were killed by gunshot wounds.

Lawyers and activists said that the two adults had authorization to live and work in the country under a humanitarian program known as Temporary Protective Status.

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