Robert D. King and his three year old twin daughters, Caroline R. King and Madison R. King, were found dead in their Mechanicsville home Saturday night. The girls lived in the 5000 block of Pole Green Road in Hanover County with their mother, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
At 3:36 p.m., the sheriff’s office received an emergency call about the home off Mechanicsville Turnpike near Lee-Davis High School. When officers arrived, they found the man and the girls dead, said Sgt. Chris Whitley, a spokesman for the department.
Whitley did not reveal the cause of death and did not immediately release the names of the victims. He said the county medical examiner was investigating and that the names were being withheld pending notification of family.
The deaths were being investigated as suspicious, but Whitley said there was no danger to the public and that no suspect was being sought. Source
This is such a tragedy. Since the police are taking the position that there is no danger to the public, was this a murder-suicide? Where was the mother of the girls?