Two young children were found mercilessly stabbed to death in a Massachusetts apartment on Monday afternoon. City officials confirmed the gruesome crime and said that a 911 call from a concerned neighbor led investigators to the third-floor apartment in Brockton.
Authorities have yet to positively identify the young victims but believe they are 5 and 8 years old respectively. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said during a press conference that he could not establish yet the cause of death, neither would he say whether any adults were found in the home. He merely said that such crucial details were part of the on-going investigation and cannot be divulged to the public yet.
Cruz told reporters: "We continue to look for any and all kids that have an affiliation with this apartment, or even know people in this apartment.”
A neighbor shared to local media that four children lived in the apartment.
City Councilor-At-Large Moises Rodrigues shared to local media that he received a recorded call from Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter alerting him to the stabbing.
No arrests have been made yet, but Carpenter assured: "we don't have reason to believe that anyone else is at risk."
Cruz vowed they will get to the bottom of things and make those responsible for the children’s death face the law. He also asked the public’s assistance in solving the case. He said: “A terrible thing happened in this apartment. We need to make sure we get to the bottom of it as best as we can and as quickly as we can."
Anyone who may have information about the crime is requested to call detectives at 508-584-8120.