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Still No Known Motive In Mesquite Family Murder-Suicide

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MESQUITE (CBS 11 NEWS)  - Mesquite police say there was no note explaining why Angelica Vazquez shot her husband and two adult children before committing suicide.

They say they found a 9mm handgun near her body in a master bedroom.

Few other details of the investigation are being revealed.

Mesquite ISD confirms that Angelica Vasquez was a cafeteria worker at an elementary school from 2005 until she resigned in at the end of the school year in May 2012.

Her husband Marcelo was a long-haul truck driver.  Her children were college students.

Paulina Vazquez, 21, spent a year at Eastfield College before transferring to UNT, where she was majoring in criminal justice.   She lived off-campus, but had come home to Mesquite for spring break.

Her brother, Alejandro, 19, was in his second semester at Eastfield. He also worked at a local Blockbuster store. Co-workers are not allowed to go on-camera, but had good things to say about him. They were alarmed when he failed to show for a shift.  When they drove by his house and saw police, they learned the worst.

Christa Rogers was one of many who brought flowers today.  She will especially miss “Alex,” as friends called him.

“He could literally light up a room. He was so friendly, he was a sweet person,” she said, “but he was just so sweet, it was just a huge shock. Everyone around here loved him”

Meantime, memorial services for the family are moving forward.

The Gonzales Funeral Home, located at 1111 Military Parkway in Mesquite, will hold visitation Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.   The phone number is 972-285-5489.

The family will be buried in Mexico.