LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Latest on the deaths of two young children and their mother in Little Rock, Arkansas (all times local):
Little Rock police say two young children and their 24-year-old mother were killed in their home and their father has been arrested on unrelated charges.
Police said Wednesday that officers responding to a reported suicide found the bodies of Mariah Cunningham, 5-year-old Alayah Fisher and 3-year-old Elijah Fisher on Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators determined that all three are homicide victims. The bodies have been sent to the State Crime Lab to determine the cause of death.
Jail records show 29-year-old Gregory Fisher was arrested early Wednesday for failure to appear and petition to revoke probation. No bail has been set. Police say he is not currently a suspect.
Police say Cunningham’s missing car has been found at an undisclosed location in Little Rock.
Police initially described one child as 4-years-old.
Little Rock police have revealed little about the slayings of two children, aged 4 and 5, and a 24-year-old woman, except that the woman’s missing car has been found.
Police said on Twitter that the car was found Tuesday, but didn’t disclose where or other details. Authorities haven’t released the names of the three victims.
Police spokesman Officer Steve Moore says investigators were called to an apartment Tuesday afternoon and found the bodies of the woman and a boy and a girl, likely her children. Moore did not say how the victims died or provide a motive.
A relative of the woman called the police after the children didn’t show up at school and the relative was unable to reach the woman.