Child survivor of murder-suicide awakens from coma, remains in critical condition

Shooting won't be reviewed by CDHS, records show

DENVER - A family member tells 7NEWS that the lone survivor of a murder-suicide in Denver has awoken from her coma. Two-year-old Isabel Perez remains in critical condition, according to a Denver Health Medical Center spokeswoman.

Denver Police confirmed Thursday that a mother shot her three children, then herself on Wednesday morning. The mother, 23-year-old Mayra Nunez and two of her children, a 4-year-old daughter, Navaeh Morales, and an almost 2-year-old son, Eric Perez, died.

The autopsies found that Navaeh had been shot "multiple" times, while Eric and Mayra died of a single gunshot wound.

"What's done is done. God will be the judge of her," said Tony Nunez, the mother's brother.

Public records show the deaths will not be reviewed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Sources confirm the CDHS lists the two children's deaths and Isabel’s shooting as case numbers 13-004, 005, and 006, however, the site states that the deaths are not to be investigated by a fatality review team.

Sources say the deaths did not meet criteria for review, which include:

  1. Death has to be confirmed to be from abuse and neglect
  2. That the family had involvement with the child welfare system (in Colorado) within two years of the deaths.

This indicates that the family did not have a documented history of abuse or neglect, at least here in Colorado. It is not clear when the family moved here, although neighbors and family said the family had just moved into the neighborhood about six months ago.

The family established a fund for Isabel Perez at Wells Fargo banks. The account number is 6257187770 and the routing number is 121000248.

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