Police in Connecticut discovered three family members dead after someone at the resident placed a wordless call to 911.
According to the New York Daily News, two young children — Gessell Moncado, 5, and Jesus Moncado, 4 — were found dead in the garage of an abandoned home in Norwalk along with a man believed to be their father, Yimi Moncado.
Citing police sources, the Daily News reports that an unknown person called 911 at about 7:35 Monday morning but did not say anything. Police reportedly traced the call to a residence on Elizabeth Street, and searched the detached garage at the home. That’s where they found the bodies. Authorities are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide, though it is not yet known how the father and his children died.
According to a report in the local newspaper The Hour, a concerned relative called police when Moncado, who divorced the children’s mother in 2017, did not return the children after a visitation. A source also told the local newspaper that their sister-in-law, who lives near the location where the family members were found, heard an unknown woman screaming after she purportedly discovered the bodies. It is not yet known where there appears to be a disparity in the two reports.
The Hour reports that the home had ties to a relative of the deceased family members, though no one was living there at the time and the residence was scheduled for demolition.
Authorities have not yet commented on a possible motive for the apparent murder-suicide. This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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