LOGANVILLE Ga. (WSAV) — Four children and their father are dead after a stabbing inside a Loganville, Georgia home.
The mother of the children is now in police custody, while a fifth child is recovering in a hospital.
It began when police say they received a chilling phone call early Thursday morning.
When they arrived they found five bodies and a seriously wounded child.
“This is a horrendous crime,” says Corporal Michele Pihera of the Gwinnett County Police Department. “We don’t have a motivation for the crime, but when our officers got here they placed a female into custody, and they took her up to Gwinnett County Police Department for an interview.”
All of the children were under 10 years old. Their father was in his mid-30s.
Neighbors say the family was relatively new to the neighborhood.
“The last month, she was happy, she’d invite us over. she’d have barbecues every week,” said Pedro Ramirez.
Investigators say they’ve recovered the knife used in the killings and aren’t looking for any other suspects.