Seven individuals, including three children, were found dead in a Minnesota home on Dec. 18.
Family members of the deceased victims were conducting a welfare check when they found the people inside the house and called 911. Upon arrival, the Moorhead Police Department and Moorhead Fire Department confirmed the deaths of the seven people, according to MPD's Facebook page.
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"This is an absolute horrible tragedy, made even more poignant since it is close to the holidays," Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson told the Star Tribune. "My heart aches for the family and friends who received this devastating news over the weekend."
All seven of the victims were transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, where autopsies are being performed to determine the cause of death. There are no signs of violence or forced entry at the house where the victims were located, and there is no known threat to the public, according to MPD's statement.
The investigation is still active, and further information, including the cause of death and identification of the victims, will be released later, MPD's statement reveals.
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MPD has not yet responded to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.