PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – After a death investigation in Gresham on Tuesday, police announced a mother and her two children died in a murder-suicide.

The investigation began after officers conducted a welfare check at an apartment on Southeast 185th Avenue around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Gresham Police Department, 31-year-old Ashley Palmer and her children, ages six and eight, died from gunshot wounds.

KOIN 6 News spoke with Palmer’s boyfriend, who said she was involved in a custody dispute.

Police have spent the past two days gathering evidence including surveillance camera video and talking with those who knew her.

Gresham police reminds the community that help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available at 503-988-4888.

Lines for Life is also available at 800-273-8255.