Authorities found a woman and her two little girls dead inside their Little Rock apartment on Tuesday, and they’re trying to figure out what happened and why.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that authorities in Little Rock found Mariah Cunningham and her children, 5-year-old Alayah Fisher and 3-year-old Elijah Fisher, deceased inside their home at the Rosemont Apartments complex, at 6600 Lancaster Road, on Tues. On Weds., police announced they responded to a reported suicide, but later determined that all three people were homicide victims.
Cunningham’s aunt, Alma Dennis, and her grandmother, Sheba Cunningham, said they found the victims’ bodies after the children failed to show up for school and Cunningham failed to answer her phone. Cunningham reportedly had her arm around one of the children when Dennis discovered the bodies.
“[We’re] checking the area for anybody that might have seen anything, anybody that might know anything that’s going on,” Officer Steve Moore, a Police Department spokesman, said. “It’s still early in the investigation
According to FOX News, the children’s father and Cunningham’s ex, Gregory Fisher, was arrested on unrelated charges on Weds. afternoon. He’s not currently a suspect, as the investigation is still in its early stages. A medical examiner is currently in the process of determining the causes of death for all three victims.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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