Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies say a man in his 20’s found his wife and two of their children dead in the family’s home Tuesday afternoon.
The bodies were found in a home on Desoto Way near Gould Way. The two children are a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.
Investigators describe the scene as particularly gruesome.
“There’s an extensive amount of blood. The officers that have gone inside have described a horrific crime scene,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos.
Ramos told FOX40 that there was a third child, a baby, unharmed in the home as well.
The man reportedly used his neighbor’s phone after discovering the bodies. Both he and his neighbor are being questioned by investigators, though they are not believed to be connected with the murders.
Cops are now looking for the family’s white 2005 Town and Country mini van with California plates 6LFY276. The young father says it was at the home when he left in the morning and it was gone when he came home.
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Luana Munoz contributed to this report.