Three "severely decomposed" bodies of a California family were found inside their $2 million home by police who suspect the case to be a year-old murder-suicide.

Officers were performing a welfare check on the family at their Irvine residence when they made the gruesome discovery at around 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 6, the Irvine Police Department said in a press release.

The decaying remains of a father, mother, and their adult son, may have been there for more than a year, according to the police.

The grim find was made after the homeowners' relatives living in Quebec, Canada, contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reporting that they had been unable to reach the residents of the Irvine home for more than a year.

"Extended family members of the residents of the home reported to Canadian authorities they had been unable to reach the residents for over one year and were concerned," police wrote.

"Responding officers entered the home and discovered three severely decomposed bodies inside that appeared to be adults."

Investigators noted there were no signs of forced entry to the home and also found evidence of a "domestic-related incident that resulted in a murder-suicide."

A neighbor told FOX 11 that the couple had an adult son living with them, nearly in his 30s, who was possibly autistic.

Lt Bill Bingham, with the Irvine police, told the outlet that a preliminary investigation indicated that the people in the home may have been dead for anywhere between a year to 18 months.

"So at first glance, from outside, it's not immediately apparent that nobody's been caring for the place for up to a year," Bingham said.

Investigators say they're not looking for suspects, but are seeking more information on the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (949) 724-7168.

In a similar incident, the decomposing bodies of a mom and her 3-year-old twins were discovered inside a parked car near a Florida apartment complex.

Andrea Langhorst, 35, of St. Lucie County, her daughter Olivia Dryer and son Adam Dryer, were found dead inside a Cadillac parked outside the Manatee Cove Apartments complex in the 700 block of Madelyn Way on Sunday, March 27.

Police said they were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle when they made the gruesome discovery at around 10.20 pm.

Investigators said that Andrea and her kids had been living out of her car in which the family was found.

Andrea’s father, Randy Langhorst, suspects drug usage could have possibly factored into his daughter’s death.

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