A mother and her two young children are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in Ottawa.

A six-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, along with their mother, were discovered inside their home in the Ottawa suburb of Stittsville Monday afternoon, a police source has confirmed to CTV News.

The three were discovered by the father, who is currently being interviewed by police.

Police in Ottawa continue to investigate.

With files from CTV Ottawa’s Claudia Cautillo