Names of mother and children released in murder-suicide in Middle Tennessee

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- On Monday night, five bodies were found in a home in Maury County near Spring Hill.

According to CBS affiliate WTVF, four of the bodies were children.

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said three girls and a boy were found dead Monday night inside the home, along with their mother. The girls were 14, 15 and 17-years-old. The boy was 14-years-old.

Rowland says all four children had been adopted by the family.

The woman, 55-year old Cynthia Collier, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The bodies were found by another sibling who called police, WTVF reported.

When asked whether deputies had ever been called to the home before for previous incidents, Sheriff Rowland said there were none of which he was aware. The Sheriff added that there had been some "struggles" within the home.

"I'd ask our community to lift the rest of this family and friends up in prayer," Sheriff Rowland said. "And of course the first responders... we see gruesome scenes regularly, but this one, this is not one you see every day."

WTVF reported that the location of the father is unknown at this time.