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Posted at 1:02 PM ET, 08/ 6/2010

Four found dead in Lanham home

By Washington Post Editors

UPDATE:
Two women and two children were found dead in filthy and deplorable living conditions above the garage of a Lanham home early Friday morning, Crime Scene reports.

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The house where the bodies were found was in deplorable condition, police said. (Juana Arias/Post)

The children -- a boy and a girl -- were both under the age of six, according to authorities. Prince George's Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton said all four were killed, but he did not say how. Two law enforcement sources said all four people were shot.

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Officials talk outside the residence. (Juana Arias/Post)

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Officers work the scene in Lanham. (Juana Arias/Post)

Hylton said the slayings were not random and that the killer knew the residents of the house.

Check out Crime Scene for more details.


11:56 a.m
2 women, 2 kids found dead in Pr. Geo's

Two adult females and two children under the age of six were found dead in Lanham early Friday morning, police said.

Prince George's Police Chief Roberto Hylton would not say how the four were killed.

Police were called to a home in the 6800 block of 3rd Street shortly after 2:40 a.m. for a reported assault, said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George's County police spokesman.

The four were found in a structure detached from the main home and above the garage. It had no running water, air conditioning or electricity and was in rundown condition.

9:43 a.m.
Four dead in Pr. George's home

Four people were found dead inside a residence in the New Carrollton area of Prince George's County early Friday morning, Prince George's County police said.

Police were called to a home in the 6800 block of 3rd Street shortly after 2:40 a.m. for a reported assault, said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George's County police spokesman. They found four bodies during the course of their investigation, he said.

County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton is scheduled to speak at an 11:30 a.m. press conference to discuss the case.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post Editors  | August 6, 2010; 1:02 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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