Update: Seven people were found dead in a S. Moorhead home, including three children. All of the bodies were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office in St. Paul for autopsies. The Moorhead School District has been notified and will have counselors on hand.
Police say the investigation is still active, and further information, including the cause of death and identification of the victims, will be released at a later time. The investigation supports that there is no known threat to the public.
Preliminary autopsy results have positively identified the seven victims found deceased on Saturday evening. The preliminary autopsy has ruled out any obvious trauma as the cause of death; however, the blood samples from the victims have been transported to a lab for further investigatory examination.
The victims found inside the residence were currently living at the location. They have been identified as:
Belin Hernandez, age 37
Marleny Pinto, age 34
Breylin Hernandez, age 16
Mike Hernandez, age 7
Marbely Hernandez, age 5
Eldor Hernandez Castillo, age 32
Mariela Guzman Pinto, age 19
Moorhead -- Moorhead Police continue to investigate after several people were found dead inside a home Saturday night. Police responded to a 911 call at a residence in 4400 block of 13th St. S. around 7:50pm on a report that several individuals had been found dead inside.
Family members conducting a welfare check found those inside the home dead and called police.
Moorhead Police and Fire responded to the scene and discovered the individuals deceased. It’s not known how the deaths occurred, but police say there were no signs of violence or forced entry and there are no known threats to the public. Police haven't said how old the victims are but neighbors say there were children that lived in the home.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Crime Scene Team is assisting with the investigation.