Child accused of murdering four people found dead in West Virginia home; 3-year-old among the victims

Police in West Virginia have charged a juvenile suspect of murder after four people, including two children, were found dead in Kanawha County on Sunday.

Law enforcement sources told WSAZ that a relative of the victims called police to report finding three bodies at the home at about 10:30 Sunday. The man reportedly said he went to the home to check on his relatives after he was unable to reach them by phone.

Responding deputies found a fourth body at the scene. Another family member was found unharmed nearby. Police told WSAZ that person is a juvenile but have not said whether they are the suspect in custody.

According to the report, two adults and two boys aged 12 and 3 were among the victims. Authorities not yet released their identities, but are expected to do so on Monday.

The cause of death also remains unknown.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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