At least five people — all believed to be family members — were found dead in their Arkansas home in what appeared to be a Christmas Day massacre, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a home in Atkins on a call of a possible homicide after 5 p.m., according to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office.
“Tragedy has struck Pope County on this Christmas Day,” a sheriff’s office spokesman said a press conference Friday. “Upon arrival, we did notice that there was potentially five victims within this residence. We believe them to be all family members at this time.”
No other information was released. The investigation is ongoing.