EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) _ Authorities say a murder-suicide in a suburb of the New York state capital has taken the lives of a mother and her two daughters.

Police in East Greenbush say they received a call to a home in East Greenbush around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Local media report all three victims were found in a first-floor bedroom in grave danger. They were transported to a hospital where they died. The girls were 11 and six years old.

A brother of the deceased woman says his sister was recently released after getting a mental health evaluation. He says she was having a difficult time getting over her son's death after he took his own life in the same home in April.

Autopsies are to be scheduled to determine exact cause of death.