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'Mother, Father and Child' Found Shot Dead in La Vallee Home

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Nov. 21, 2006 Police on St. Croix have have taken a "person of interest" into custody and are questioning him in connection with an apparent triple homicide in Estate La Vallee.
Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Hannah confirmed late Tuesday that someone called the 911 center to report finding a body on the floor of a La Vallee home near the Cane Bay area.
Hannah said that police responded and instead found three bodies lying in the home, the victims of gunshot wounds.
The victims, whose names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, were identified as a mother, father and child. [See editor's note below]
The gender of the child is not yet known, but another male, assumed to know the family well, is being held for questioning. Hannah said that police are withholding the name of the individual.
We are looking at this as an apparent homicide, and we dont know if they were killed this afternoon, earlier today or last night, Hannah said Tuesday night.
He said that the time of death will have to be determined by a medical examiner and that the investigation is ongoing.
The family dog was also killed.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact 911 or 778-4950.
[Editor's note: The child mentioned in this original report has now been identified as a 31-year-old male. See "Update: Police Arrest Suspect in La Vallee Triple Homicide".]

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