Mother, son dead in apparent murder-suicide

July 29, 2010 3:09:09 AM PDT
A mother and son were found dead in their Bronx apartment, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide.

Authorities say a relative went to the apartment at 1944 Loring Place South in Morris Heights around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to check on them. That relative found that the door was locked and was let into the apartment by the super. That's when the gruesome discovery was found.

The victims, 37-year-old Micaela Jackson and her 12-year-old son Kenneth Holmes, were reportedly both shot in the head in a bedroom, and police say a gun was recovered near the woman's hand. Police say there was no sign of forced entry.

Neighbors say the boy was autistic and liked to draw.