Police found four family members dead in a home in a Texas suburb Sunday after a 9-year-old boy at the address called a female relative, who then reported a possible suicide.
Officers found the bodies of two women, a man, and a girl younger than 15 with “obvious signs of trauma” just after 4 p.m. Sunday at the home in the 200 block of Kennedy Drive in Crowley, Texas, Police Chief Luis Soler said at a news conference Sunday evening.
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“It looks like a family unit. I’m not sure what affinity they have with each other,” Soler said. He said names were not released pending notification of their family members.
The boy, who was uninjured and survived, was placed in protective custody and was being interviewed late Sunday, Soler said. Other family members have come forward to be with him as investigators talk to him, said officer C.C. Meadows, a police spokesperson.
“What exactly the child saw is under investigation,” Meadows said.
Soler assured residents of the Texas suburb that they were safe.
“All indications are that this is an isolated incident; there is no indication at this point there’s anybody we ought to be looking for,” he said.
Soler said at about 8 p.m. Sunday it was too early to comment on the causes of death, as police were awaiting the Tarrant County medical examiner’s determination, the Star-Telegram reported. He would not elaborate on what type of trauma took place or who may have been the assailant.
“At this point we don’t want to call it a murder-suicide yet,” Soler said. “We are still working the scene.”
The initial 911 call came from the female relative at a location other than the home and was made at about 4:15 p.m., Soler said. Meadows said the boy told the relative that one of the adults had committed suicide.
Officers arrived at the scene four minutes later and found the 4 dead bodies, Soler said.
Police said they have no record of previous problems at the home.
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