Four Children Stabbed to Death in Georgia Home, Mother Suspected

July 6, 2017 Updated: July 6, 2017

Four children and a man were found dead and another child injured in their home in Loganville, Georgia, on July 6. A woman, who police said was the mother of the children, was taken into custody as a suspect.

The victims appeared to have been stabbed by a knife, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reported.

All four children who died were under the age of 10, the Gwinnett County Police Department said on Twitter, and another child was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the man, who was the suspect’s husband, was the in his mid 30s. Both were the parents of all of the children.

Photos released by police at 7 a.m. ET show a one-story white house on in Loganville, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, taped off by police.

CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that neither the identities of the victims, nor the suspect, have been released and no motive for the stabbing has yet been established.

However, their neighbor, Letty Perez, told CBS46 that the suspect had recently lost her father and the family had only been living there a month after moving from Illinois. 

“I think she was in a depression,” Perez said. “You can tell when somebody doesn’t like their kids. They will scream or yell but she wasn’t like that. She was a nice mom.”

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