Updated 4:18 p.m.
Police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found with slash wounds in a Flushing apartment fire Tuesday morning as a possible murder-suicide, authorities said.
The blaze started just before 5 a.m. in the top floor of a six-story building at 143-40 Roosevelt Ave., the FDNY said. The fire, which was contained to one apartment, was brought under control in about 30 minutes.
A 54-year-old woman, 50-year-old man and 15-year-old boy, were discovered dead in the blaze, cops said. According to published reports, the victims were a husband , wife and son.
Police sources said the bodies were badly burned, but appeared to have had wounds on their necks. A suicide note was found a the scene. The medical examiner will determine how the victims died.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the FDNY said.
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