US authorities investigating the death of an Irish woman in the US state of Nevada have named her as 53-year-old Joan Huber.

Ms Huber was found dead along with her husband, 50-year-old Adam Huber, and her two sons, 17-year-old Adam and 16-year-old Michael.

The local medical examiner's office said that all four died from gunshot wounds.

She was originally from Coolcuslaugh, Co Kerry.

Her late father, John Kelly, was a former president of East Kerry GAA and an author of a number of local histories.

Reno Police Department has described the case as a suspected murder-suicide.

The family was found dead shortly after 11am local time on Wednesday at their home in Reno.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

Investigators said it appeared to be an isolated incident and that there was no threat to the community.

The mayor of Killarney said every possible help and support will be offered to Ms Huber's family.

Speaking outside the family home, where Ms Huber's siblings had gathered to be with their mother, Cllr Michael Gleeson said: "The entire community is numb with shock and pain.

"The Kelly and Doolan families have been and are at the heart of the local community in Spa, Killarney and East Kerry."

He said the family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.

Ms Huber had lived in the US for around 30 years.

The Huber family lived in California before moving to Nevada.