Police in Crowley, Texas said four people were found dead inside of a home on Sunday. It appears a 9-year-old boy is the lone survivor.
Officers stressed there is not an immediate danger to the community.
At a late evening press conference, Crowley police chief Luis Soler said a 9-year-old boy called a relative in reference to a male who attempted suicide. That relative called police to a home in the 200 block of Kennedy Drive around 4:15 p.m. Sunday.
“Initially the 9-year-old was at the residence when all this went down,” said Chief Soler. “That’s how the child knew about it and that’s how they made contact with the relative. That child is fine and in protective custody with us. And of course we’re talking with the child and doing forensic evidence to determine what exactly happened. Because at this point it seems he was the only witness.”
Police believe all five people lived in the home.
Chief Soler would not say how the people inside the home died.
He said there was no previous criminal history at the residence.
Crowley police expect to investigate the scene well into Monday morning.
Chief Soler said the situation at the home is not related to the arrest of a murder suspect on December 19, 2014.
The department said anyone with information on this case should call 817.297.2276.