x

Society

California Police Probe Triple Slaying

September 25, 2016

FULLERTON, Calif. — Police investigating a triple homicide inside a Southern California home were searching for a teenage girl who lived there and is considered at-risk.

The probe began Sept. 24 after a child called 911 to report her parents had died.

The child placed the call about 8:20 a.m., and officers were dispatched to a home in Fullerton, 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. Inside, first responders discovered two men and a woman dead.

Two children were found unharmed, police said. “Anytime someone loses their life it’s a tragedy,” police Sgt. Jon Radus said. “It’s even more of a tragedy when children are involved.”

Radus declined to release the children’s ages or their relationship to the three adults found inside the home, citing the ongoing investigation.

He said detectives spent the day searching for the children’s sibling, identified as 17-year-old Katlynn Goodwill Yost, but have not been able to find her.

“We’re concerned for her safety because we obviously haven’t been able to find her,” Radus said.

He said there were obvious signs of trauma to the bodies, but he would not release any details on how the adults might have died. Authorities were still working to determine their cause of death and identify them.

Investigators were classifying the deaths as a multiple homicide. In a statement, the Fullerton Police Department said the agency has “committed all its resources to identify who is responsible for this act.”

Radus said authorities were working to obtain a search warrant to continue their investigation at the home. He said investigators were still trying to determine whether an outside suspect was responsible for the deaths.

“We don’t believe the community is currently in danger at this particular time,” he said.

A neighbor told the Orange County Register a couple lived in the house with three children, one a teenager and the others between 7 and 9 years old.

“It’s sad for the children. They’re now without parents,” Donna Trice told the newspaper. “The two little girls found the bodies, and that tears me up.”

The home sits on a block of single-family residences in a largely middle-class community.

RELATED

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The hour of Thomas Eugene Creech’s death has been set, and it is rapidly approaching.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

NYC Officials Shutter Furniture Store Illegally Converted to House More than 40 Migrants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City furniture store that had been illegally converted into sleeping quarters for more than 40 migrants has been shut down by city officials.

CHICAGO, IL – Calamos Investments LLC, a global investment manager, on February 13 announced the launch of the Calamos Alternative Nasdaq & Bond ETF (Nasdaq: CANQ).

ASTORIA – More than 80 members and friends of the Epirus and Northern Epirus Societies attended the celebration of the double anniversary of the liberation of Ioannina and the autonomy of Northern Epirus, which took place at the ‘Epirotiko Spiti’ in Astoria on February 25.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York appellate court Wednesday to halt collection of the former president’s $454 million civil fraud judgment while he appeals.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.