A tragic triple-murder happened here in Southern California over the weekend.
It began yesterday morning when Fullerton police received a 911 call from a young child at 8:20 reporting that her parents “had died.”
When police and paramedics arrived, they found two children alive and three dead adults. Police are confident in stating these are homicides. A 17-year-old sibling of the children is missing.
“Anytime someone loses their life it’s a tragedy,” police Sgt. Jon Radus said. “It’s even more of a tragedy when children are involved.”
Radus declined to release the children’s ages or their relationship to the three adults found inside the home, citing the ongoing investigation. He said detectives spent the day searching for the children’s sibling, identified as 17-year-old Katlynn Goodwill Yost, but have not been able to find her.
“We’re concerned for her safety because we obviously haven’t been able to find her,” Radus said.
Radus said authorities were working to obtain a search warrant to continue their investigation at the home. He said investigators were still trying to determine whether an outside suspect was responsible for the deaths.
“We don’t believe the community is currently in danger at this particular time,” he said.
A neighbor told the Orange County Register a couple lived in the house with three children, one a teenager and the others between 7 and 9 years old.
This is truly a tragedy. An event beyond description; sad dignity dampens any editorializing or bloggish tomfoolery. We must remain dour and practice restraint in the face of such horrific acts.