The Latest: Police notifying kin of fatally stabbed family
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The latest on the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family (all times local):
Authorities say it could take some time before they release the names of five family members who were found stabbed to death in their Tulsa-area home.
Broken Arrow police Sgt. Thomas Cooper said Thursday that police are working to notify next of kin, but noted that the five dead and the two teenagers in custody are all members of the same family. A girl who was found in critical condition with stab wounds and another juvenile found uninjured in the home are also members of the family, but the specific nature of the relationships has not been released.
Police found the victims about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday following an “open 911” call in which someone dialed for help but didn’t speak. Cooper says police traced the call to the address where the victims were found.
Authorities say five people were found stabbed to death in a Tulsa-area home following an “open 911” call in which someone dialed 911 but didn’t speak.
Sgt. Thomas Cooper says police traced the call about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the address where the victims were found. Two male relatives aged 18- and 16-years were arrested soon after.
Cooper said Thursday that the dead includes adults and children and that they are all related, but he didn’t explain how. He says a girl also found at the home was in critical condition with stab wounds and that another juvenile found there who was not injured is in state custody.
He says an investigation of the home could take all day and that the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation is assisting.
Police inOklahoma say five members of a family were found stabbed to death in their Tulsa-area home and that two teenage relatives are in custody.
Broken Arrow police Sgt. Thomas Cooper says police were called to a home late Wednesday and found five people dead from stab wounds. A girl survived with wounds, and another child in the home was not harmed.
Cooper said at the scene Thursday that the suspects are boys aged 16 and 18.
He says they fled the home before police arrived but that a tracking dog trailed them. He says the victims and the detained teenagers are related.
Cooper also says Broken Arrow typically only sees one or two homicides every couple of years.
Police in eastern Oklahoma say five people have been found dead and two teenagers were taken into custody.
In a news release, Broken Arrow police Sgt. Thomas Cooper says officers were called to an address Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. for an unknown problem.
When they arrived, Cooper says officers found the five deceased victims and a child who was still alive and was brought to the hospital in critical condition. Another child was found unharmed.
The news release says a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, who are both related to the victims, were taken into custody.
The news release calls the case a homicide investigation. No other details were immediately available.
Broken Arrow is southeast of Tulsa.