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Six Bodies found inside Chicago home including two children

February 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Six Bodies found inside Chicago home including two children

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Authorities have discovered six bodies including two children, two woman and two men, all of whom showed signs of trauma inside a home on the Chicago’s South Side on Thursday.

Police officers were summoned to the single-family brick home around 1 p.m. after receiving a call from a worried co-worker of someone who lived at the residence.

Once officers looked inside, they spotted a body on the floor and entered the home to find the remains of five more people.The child victim is believed to be between 10 and 12-years-old.

Although Police is investigating what could have led to the deaths of the six people, officials said they are treating the case as an apparent multiple murder investigation.

At a news conference on Thursday, interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said all indications in the case points to an isolated incident and doesn’t believe to be a wider threat to the community.

However, police have increased patrols in the neighborhood as a precautionary measure. Escalante said investigators weren’t ruling out the possibility of a murder-suicide, saying it was “a possibility.”

Escalante didn’t give further details on the case pending an autopsy to determine the cause of death, but say there were no signs of forced entry and the bodies showed “signs of trauma.”

Chicago Police Dept. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later told reporters that police were “not yet” searching for possible suspects.

Investigators have not identified all of the dead. However, Escalante said he believes the victims were all related, and police were trying to locate next of kin.

The children are thought to between 10 and 12 years old.

One relative of the victims said a couple lived in the home with their son, daughter and the daughter’s two children.

“They were a normal family. Everything was fine,” Noemi Martinez, 29, said from Dallas during a phone interview in Spanish. She said her husband was a nephew and cousin of the home’s residents.

Martinez said the family were originally from the Mexican state of Guanajuato and migrated to Chicago, where they lived for the better part of a decade

“Right now, we just want to know who did this. They didn’t deserve this. We don’t understand what happened,” she said.

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