Family of five found shot to death in Saco apartment

Posted July 27, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
Last modified July 29, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.

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SACO, Maine — State police say a family of five was shot to death inside their Saco apartment and “no one outside of the family was responsible for the deaths.”

A gun was found near one of the bodies, according to a news release issued Sunday night by Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Saco police found the bodies of five family members, a man and woman in their 30s, and children believed to be ages 12, 7 and 4, in three different rooms in the apartment, according to McCausland.

Police were notifying next of kin on Sunday night and police did not expect to release the victims’ names until Monday.

The bodies were discovered in a second floor apartment at Riverview Apartments, located at 27 Water St., early Sunday afternoon. A friend of the family reportedly called a worker at the apartment complex after becoming concerned about the family’s well-being, and the worker found one of the bodies.

A deputy state medical examiner, detectives and officers from state and Saco police were investigating the deaths. The bodies were to be taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta on Sunday night for examination and autopsy on Monday, the news release stated.