Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide

Posted at 6:22 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 18:28:01-05

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what they say could be a murder-suicide.

Interim police Superintendent John Escalante told reporters Thursday there is "no known threat" to the neighborhood.

Authorities are still working to identify the dead. Escalante says it's probable they were all family members.

He says police entered the house in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood after receiving a call from a co-worker to check on a woman who lived there. She missed two days of work, which was unusual.

Police arriving at the single-family home just after 1 p.m. saw one body, went inside and saw five more bodies.

They have not determined the cause of death.