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.
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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