Blanchard (US): The Sheriff’s officials said here Monday that five members of an East Texas family, including a 15-month-old child, were found dead at the family’s home. They stated that two men were found dead inside the house while two women and the infant girl were discovered outside the residence. All of them had gunshot wounds.
Chief Deputy Byron Lyons identified the deceased as Ashley Delaney and husband Randy Horn, as well as Delaney’s grandparents, Carlos and Lynda Delaney.
The child’s identity hasn’t been released, but Lyons said a woman was found safe locked in a bedroom closet. She told investigators that she awoke about 5.30am Monday to a disturbance described as ‘popping noises’. She called her son, who alerted authorities about 10:30am.
Lyons said a firearm was recovered from the house about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects were being sought. However, he declined to characterise the incident as a multiple homicide and suicide.