Nov 22,2007 00:00
OTTAWA -- The deaths of four people whose bodies were found at an Ottawa residence were a triple murder-suicide, investigators said Wednesday.
Police said the bodies of two women and a male were discovered in the morning and the fourth body was found about 1:15 p.m., the Ottawa Sun reported. No reason was given for the time lapse between finding the first bodies and the fourth, the Sun said.
A source told the Sun a rifle was involved in the slayings.
Ottawa police first went to the residence about 2 a.m. at the request of a family member. But no one answered the door and nothing appeared out of the ordinary so they left, returning later in the morning to follow up, the newspaper said.
A neighbor told the Sun a man and woman in their 40s lived in the house, along with a woman in her 20s believed to be the couple's daughter.
"They kept to themselves and didn't talk to anybody. They were really quiet people," said the neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, adding the situation "just sends chills up my spine."
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