Mother and son dead in suspected murder-suicide in Prince George’s Co.

WASHINGTON — A mother and a son are dead in Prince George’s County, and police are investigating it as murder-suicide.

It happened Saturday in the 1700 block of Countrywood Court in Landover, Maryland.

A relative called police around 10 p.m. to check on the welfare of a woman. Police arrived and found a 34-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy dead.

Police identified the mother as 34-year-old Yu Song. Her son was named Joseph Wang. Both lived in Glen Burnie, a suburb of Baltimore.

Both were pronounced dead on the scene and both died of asphyxiation.

The woman is the mother of the juvenile.

Police say the preliminary investigation reveals that the mother killed her young son and then took her own life, the motive is still under investigation.

Below is the area where it happened.

WTOP’s Patrick Roth and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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