Four-year-old found in Morro Bay home with two bodies
August 23, 2016
Morro Bay police officers found a 4-year-old child in a home where the dead bodies of a man and woman were discovered early Monday morning. The child was unharmed and is currently in the custody of family members.
Police say the woman who died was 36 years old and the man was 47. Based upon a preliminary investigation, the deaths are believed to be a murder-suicide in which the man is the suspect and the woman is the victim, a police department press release states.
Authorities have yet to identify either of the people who died.
At around 2:30 a.m., a Morro Bay officer who was on patrol noticed an open door at a home in the 2400 block of Greenwood Avenue. The officer tried to contact the occupants of the home, but did not receive a response.
The officer called a supervisor who responded to the scene. When the supervisor arrived, officers checked the exterior of the home.
After failing to locate anyone and not seeing any signs of a break-in, police began to secure the house and leave a note for the residents. While securing the door, an officer saw a person lying on the floor in the kitchen.
Officers then entered the home and discovered two dead bodies. They also found the 4-year-old, who was cared for by Child Welfare Services prior to being released to relatives.
Morro Bay police and San Luis Obispo County detectives are continuing to investigate the deaths. Investigators request that anyone with information about the case call the Morro Bay Police Department at 805-772-6225.