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Preliminary autopsies show two of the three people killed during the triple homicide last week also suffered stab wounds to their necks.

The Monitor obtained the reports, which state that 19-year-old Rebecca Lee Cantu died from a “gunshot wound of head and incised wound of neck.”

Her mother, 48-year-old Magdalena Andrade-Cantu, was killed by stab wounds to the neck. Her preliminary autopsy report does not list gunshot wounds as a cause of death.

Aaron Cortez, 30, a home healthcare provider, died from gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

Their bodies were found inside Apt. 5 at 301 W. Kuhn Drive on Dec. 10 after a 9-1-1 call police received at 6:49 a.m.

Edinburg police have only said the individuals died from “possible” gunshot wounds and have not mentioned stab wounds.

The autopsies were conducted on Dec. 11 and 12.

A male toddler was found alive inside of the apartment by authorities. Police Chief Cesar Torres said last Tuesday the child was being cared for and monitored.

Hours after confirming the triple homicide Tuesday, the Edinburg Police Department said on Facebook that a fourth body had been found in a separate location.

The Monitor learned the identities of the people killed at the apartment through a Texas Public Information Act request.

The Edinburg Police Department has not released their identities, or the identity of the fourth individual.

Last Wednesday, police confirmed they believed the crime was a triple homicide with the suspect committing suicide.

Torres on Tuesday said the dead included a mother, her daughter, a home healthcare provider and a man who was dating one of the women.

Someone who knew Cortez who wished to remain anonymous confirmed he was a home healthcare provider and the first page of a police report confirmed Cortez was found in the apartment, along with Rebecca Lee and Magdalena.

The only individual not identified is the boyfriend, who was not named in the police report.


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