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Cops: Kids find N. Bellmore mom slain; dad also dead

Property records and neighbors identify the couple found

Property records and neighbors identify the couple found dead in a North Bellmore home on May 1, 2012 as Sherrelle and Thomas Hayes. Photo Credit: Myspace ; Paul Mazza

Four North Bellmore children coming home from school found their mother dead in the kitchen Tuesday, while rescuers who went upstairs discovered their father, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Nassau police said.

Police said they believe the father initiated an apparent murder-suicide but they cautioned that the investigation was still in the early stages.

The couple...

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