US woman, 3 kids found dead at violent scene


TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A woman and her three young children were found killed at a violent crime scene in a north Florida home on Saturday, and homicide detectives were out looking for whoever might have had a reason to harm them, police said. Family and neighbors said the woman was a single, stay-at-home mother raising twin 6-year-old girls and a 3-year-old son. Police spokesman David McCranie wouldn’t elaborate on the signs of violence police found at the home, but investigators believe the four were slain by someone else.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. The man who lives two doors down said the neighborhood had burglary problems in recent years, though the crimes had waned with increased police patrols. McCranie said he wasn’t aware of a lot of problems in the neighborhood and that police hadn’t been called to the one-story home before.