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3 children, 1 adult found dead in Florida home

By Greg Botelho, CNN
  • Police start a homicide probe after finding 4 people dead in Tallahassee
  • Police believe two of the victims were 6 years old, another was age 3
  • Authorities still are trying to determine a cause of death
  • Crime
  • Florida

(CNN) -- Four people, including three children, were found dead inside a home in a northwest Florida neighborhood Saturday, police said.

A Florida medical examiner is trying to determine what caused the deaths, Tallahassee police spokesman David McCranie said. He said the case is being investigated as a homicide.

"There's obvious violence in the home," said McCranie. "How that violence transpired, we're not sure."

Two of the dead were said to be 6 years old, and another 3 years old. One neighbor referred to "those little girls" when speaking with a reporter.

McCranie said that police are not yet identifying the relationship between the dead.

McCranie described the subdivision where the bodies were found as a small, "typical suburban Tallahassee neighborhood," that was built within the past five years.

"I really don't believe it," neighbor Darius Mount told CNN affiliate WCTV, "that I'm not going to see those little girls running around, up and down the street anymore."