SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police need help solving a triple homicide. It happened around 7:50 Saturday night, in a home on Broadway near 8th Street. Sacramento police said a witness went to a nearby fire station and reported finding the bodies in the home across Broadway.
“Seeing this, it’s heartbreaking man, they was good people man. Good souls, every one of them, every one of them,” said Kenneth McElroy, who told FOX40 the victims are his two cousins and his aunt, the family, a pair of brothers and their mother, all shared the home. “I don’t even know who would want to do this to them.”
How exactly they died, Sacramento police are not saying yet.
“Each of these individuals did receive mortal wounds, traumatic injuries that are believed to have resulted in their death, we’re going to be relying heavily on the coroner’s office to make an exact determination about how those injuries were obtained,” Sacramento police Officer Matthew McPhail told FOX40.
McPhail said Saturday a witness came to Fire Station 5 on Broadway to report finding two bodies in the home. Emergency crews found the third victim when they went inside, according to McPhail.
“What happened to them. I want to know who did it, why? That’s the main thing, why? What would make you do this?” McElroy asked.
Police said they don’t believe others are in danger, but McPhail would not elaborate on any theories detectives are working on.
Officers have been knocking on doors to see if anyone saw or heard anything, according to McPhail, as well as reviewing surveillance from police camera PODS in the area.
McElroy said the youngest brother was still a teenager and had only recently graduated high school. The older brother, in his early 20s, had recently started as a cadet at the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps. McElroy’s grandmother was also found dead in the home.
“The last time I talked to him he was so happy. Like, yeah cousin I’m going to school now. I said that’s good that’s good to hear that,” McElroy said.
Now both the family and police hope witnesses come forward with answers.
“Please just help us. Help us figure this out. If you know anything, help us figure this out,” McElroy told FOX40.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this homicide to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
(Editor’s Note: McElroy originally believed his aunt was a victim in this incident, but it was his grandmother. The copy above has been updated to reflect that.)