Authorities are investigating after the young son of a missing Massachusetts woman was found dead alongside his father at their home in an apparent murder-suicide.
New Bedford Police found the duo after responding for a well-being check at 1643 Philips Road on Friday morning, June 2, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office reports.
The father was identified as 53-year-old George C. Scott III while the 8-year-old boy was identified as the child of Lisa Hazard, who has been missing since March 2019, the DA's Office reports.
Authorities believe Scott killed the boy before taking his own life. The boy's name has not officially been released.
Scott was also a person of interest in the disappearance of Hazard, the DA's Office said. The investigation is ongoing.
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