Man, four young children found dead inside Georgia home, woman detained – New York Daily News


A Georgia woman was detained Thursday after her husband and four young children were found dead inside their suburban Atlanta home, police said.


A fifth child was found alive but badly wounded and rushed to a local hospital, police said.


All of the victims appeared to be stabbed in what cops described as a “horrendous crime.”


A neighbor told WSB-TV that the woman was in the Loganville home for as long as 24 hours before cops were called.

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She was immediately taken into custody Thursday.

A Georgia woman was detained Thursday after her husband and four children were found dead inside their home, police said.

A Georgia woman was detained Thursday after her husband and four children were found dead inside their home, police said.

(Gwinnett Police Dept.)


The family lived in a one-story home in Loganville — a Gwinnett County city of 10,000 people about 35 miles east of Atlanta.


All of the children were under age 10, officials said, and the father was in his mid-30s.  


Their bodies were still inside the house as of 9 a.m. Thursday, police said.


The neighbor told WSB-TV that the family moved to Georgia from Illinois about a month ago. Two SUVs with Illinois plates were seen in the home’s driveway on Thursday.


The mother is currently being interviewed by police.


Officials don’t have a motive yet, but indicated that the woman was the prime suspect.


“What prompts a person to take the life of such innocent children and her spouse is something we may never understand,” police said in a press release. “This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community.”  


This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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