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St. Lucie County mother, 2 children found dead in Melbourne

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 12:46 PM EDT
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A St. Lucie County mother and her two young children were found dead Sunday night inside a vehicle parked in Melbourne, police said.

At about 10:50 p.m., police responded to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked inside the Manatee Cove Apartments complex located at 746 Madelyn Way in Melbourne.

When officers arrived, they located the vehicle and found three people dead inside.

Police later identified the victims as Andrea Langhorst, 35, Olivia Dryer and Adam Dryer, both of whom are 3 years old.

Detectives said they determined that Langhorst was the biological mother to both Olivia and Adam.

Police said it appears that they had been living transiently out of the vehicle along the east coast of Florida.

Detectives are working with the Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office to learn more about their deaths. The cause of their deaths has not been released.

There is no reason to believe there is an active danger to the community, officials said.

Andrea Langhorst's father, Randy, said his grand twins were his daughter's "pride and joy."

He said he was shocked and devastated after hearing about the deaths but is awaiting the results of the autopsies before speculating on what might have happened.

The Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday they currently have a large backlog, so it could be several months before they complete a report on the deaths.

Anyone who believes they may have information about the victims or their deaths is urged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at (321) 608-6371.

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