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Police identify a 6-year-old boy and his mother who died in apparent murder-suicide

Frisco police say they still have not determined what led to the deaths of a 6-year-old boy and his mother who were found in a parked vehicle last month.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide/suicide, but autopsies have not been finished, police stated.

Tejas Pachika, 6, and his mother, 41-year-old Vasavi Vaka, of Frisco, were found in a parked car about 5:55 p.m. on March 23, police said in a news release Friday.

Police had not previously identified the two victims.

Police and fire officials were responding to a welfare call in the 15200 block of Preachers Lane when the two were found and Pachika was pronounced dead at the scene, police reported.

Vaka was taken to a local hospital where she remained until her death on April 5, police stated in a news release.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. Initial information showed this to be an isolated incident and presented no threat to the public.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Frisco Police Department at 972-292-6010. Those with information can also send an anonymous tip by texting FRISCOPD and the tip to 847411 or by downloading the Frisco PD app.

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