Police await toxicology reports in death of family

Photo:  Moorhead Police FB
Photo: Moorhead Police FB

(Moorhead, MN)  -- Police are waiting for toxicology reports in the deaths of a family of seven in Moorhead. Investigators say blood samples are being analyzed and they aren't going to speculate on the cause of death.  Once the official cause of death is known and surviving family members are notified, police will release that information. Police have ruled out  violence and there was no forced entry to the home.  

The family came to Moorhead from Honduras about seven years ago.  Two of the children attended school at S.G. Reinertsen and one went to Moorhead High School.  Counselors have been made available to help students and staff deal with the tragedy.

The victims 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 and Mariela Guzman Pinto, age 19.  

A GoFundMe has been set up to pay for funeral costs for the victims.