Four members of a West Virginia family, including two young children, were found shot to death Sunday morning in their home in Elkview, WVMetroNews reports.
A fifth member of the family, an older brother to the children, was found at a separate location, according to Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford. Deputies are speaking with him, he said.
Dead are a man and his wife and two sons, believed to be 12 and 3, he said.
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Rutherford provided little information but did say detectives don’t believe neighbors should be concerned about the incident in their normally quiet neighborhood.
“It’s so early right now. I wouldn’t want to try to speculate on something that we don’t know,” he said. “I wouldn’t want to give you false information, or, later down the road, if we have a prosecution, to endanger the prosecution.
The sheriff said investigators have not determined when the shooting took place. A relative was unable to contact the family on Saturday, he said, and again Sunday morning, and at that time came to the house.
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That relative arrived at the house shortly after 10:30 a.m. Detectives finally obtained a search warrant Sunday afternoon and were beginning the process of collecting evidence.
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