A man and woman were found dead inside a Southeast DC row house just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to multiple reports. Two toddlers were also inside the home, apparently unharmed, and have been placed in protective custody.
Police have not yet called this a homicide, but there is evidence of trauma, WJLA reports:
“There appears there is some trauma,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “I don’t know if this could be a murder-suicide, or if this could be something different…We really just don’t know.”
Reports the Washington Post:
Officers went inside the apartment building and found the bodies, but detectives had to wait for hours for a search warrant. The circumstances and motives of the slayings weren’t clear late Thursday night, as investigators tried to determine whether the deaths were the result of a domestic confrontation or something else.
We’ve gathered reports from the scene below: