Officials said the five people are believed to be relatives.
Five women and girls were found dead in a house in rural Arkansas. The police believe this was a multiple homicide on Christmas Eve.
According to the Pope’s County Sheriff’s Office, police reported to the scene on Friday night after a family member found five bodies at their home in Atkins, Arkansas.
Although they did not find the suspect, they did not believe that anyone was at large. Pope County Sheriff Jones said at a press conference on Saturday that the suspect is believed to be the dead.
All the victims believed to be related to them included three children and two adults, ranging in age from 8 to 50 years old.
Jones said the authorities said the people had been shot. They have not yet been confirmed.
Jones said of the case: “It’s rare everywhere.” “We just need to pray for a family that has suffered a fiasco.”
The sheriff’s office is still investigating the motive for the murder.
The Pope’s County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement: “At present, we believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe that it is a continuing danger to the local public.”
The Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Crime Laboratory are involved in the ongoing investigation.
Atkins is located about an hour northwest of Little Rock.