Four dead in suspected California murder-suicide
An Orange County Sheriff deputy escorts a couple to their home on a street near a house where four people were found dead, in Mission Viejo, California May 27, 2014. The bodies of four people were found at a home in suburban Southern California on Tuesday and homicide detectives were called to the scene, law enforcement officials said. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo
LOS ANGELES - The bodies of four people were found at a home in suburban Southern California on Tuesday in a suspected murder-suicide, law enforcement officials said.
The bodies of two men and two women were found at the large, two-story home in Mission Viejo, some 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeffrey Hallock said.
The sheriff's office said in a Twitter feed that investigators believed the four deaths resulted from an apparent murder-suicide.
MISSION VIEJO, CA- Four people are confirmed dead at a home in Mission Viejo. The bodies of two males and two... http://t.co/S5xkKyWQG1— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) May 27, 2014
The identities of the four were being withheld pending a coroner's investigation, it said.
Hallock said detectives "do not believe there is a threat to the public."
Authorities did not release the age of the men and women, the cause of death or their relationship to each other.