A mother and her 19-year-old daughter massacred five of their family members including two nine-year-old twins inside a single bedroom, NAIJAAPARENTS.COM learnt from police.
Police were called to the flat in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, on Monday afternoon and found all victims inside a single bedroom adding that the suspects Shana Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, have been taken into custody where they each face counts of homicide.
Those dead where Shana’s daughter, 25-year-old Naa’Irah Smith, her son, 13-year-old Damon Decree Jr., her sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42, and twin nine-year-old nieces, Imani and Erika Allen.
A friend of the victims said:
“I saw the landlord and said, ‘What’s going on?’,”
“And she said, ‘We are doing a welfare check because trash is piled up out there for awhile to see if they are alright.'”
Morrisville police chief George McClay told LevittownNow.com there was no obvious signs of trauma on the bodies and that fire crews didn’t detect any hazardous materials on site, but the death remains under investigation.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub told a press conference last night: “This is a terrible tragedy.
“I just spoke with the family of the five of the deceased and we’re all heartbroken.”
“The people that committed these atrocious acts are in custody and we’ll make them pay for their crimes.” He added
The motive is yet to be known as Police are also searching for Jamilla’s 17-year-old son, Joshua Campbell, to make sure he is safe. He is not a suspect.