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GALAX, Va. – Police in Galax, Va. are investigating a double homicide of a mother and her infant who were found dead in a home on Thursday.

The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Alyssa Kenny and 21-month-old Anastasia Alley.

Galax police were called to a home shortly before noon Thursday after receiving information that a deceased person had been seen in the home.

The incident is being investigated as a double homicide. The official cause of death is pending until an autopsy can be performed.