Police: Mom in Custody After Husband, 4 Children Found Dead

July 6, 2017 Updated: July 6, 2017

Authorities in Gwinnett County say that four children and a man were found stabbed to death in a Georgia home on Thursday morning.

Police say they found the bodies after responding to a stabbing at a home in Loganville—some 30 miles east of Atlanta. Someone called 911 before 5 a.m. local time, as reported by Fox 5 Atlanta.

A child was hospitalized with serious injuries.


A woman was later taken into custody. Speaking to CBS News, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera said she was “quickly taken into custody.”

“It’s safe to say she’s the wife and mother of the people who resided inside the home,” police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told the outlet. The motive is unclear, but police described the incident as “horrendous.”

The names of the children or the man found dead were not released. The ages of the children were not made immediately available.

The woman is now being interviewed by detectives, CBS reported.

Photos provided by the police department on social media showed a crime scene and tape around a home in a subdivision.