Murder-suicide mystery in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - December 16, 2009

The Orange County sheriff's office says it is unclear whether Elizabeth Fontaine, a Texas attorney, or her mother Bonnie Hoult was responsible for the shootings Monday in an upscale home in San Clemente.

Both were found dead along with 4-year-old Catherine and 2-year-old Julia after Fontaine failed to show up for a custody hearing.

Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says investigators found a handgun between the women's bodies and will examine any DNA evidence on the weapon to identify the killer.

A judge had gave temporary custody of the children to Fontaine's sister.

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