CLEARWATER, Fla. -

Pinellas County authorities say a woman strangled her two children before killing herself.

A sheriff's office statement says an investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that 34-year-old Dawn Brown killed her children and then hung herself.

Deputies responded to the Clearwater home shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call for assistance. Deputies found Brown and her children - ages five and nine - deceased in the house.

The children's cause of death will be released pending an autopsy.