SHREWSBURY, Mass. — The quiet Lady Slipper Drive is now the scene of two tragic deaths.
Police say they showed up there around 7:30 AM Friday and found a 12-year-old girl dead inside. They also found her 49-year-old mother who medics took to UMass Medical Center. That mother was pronounced dead on arrival.
Right now their identities and the causes of their deaths are unknown, but police say the other people home are not considered suspects at this time.
“There is also a husband, and a brother,” said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. “There’s a son and husband. We believe that the husband made the 911 call. We can’t go beyond that at this point. We’re going to have some information once we get the autopsy results back and will be able to spell out a lot more if you. We don’t want to speculate on anything. Anytime you have a 12-year-old girl it’s just very difficult, even with responders. They all have families.”
No one was home when we checked, but neighbors say they never saw anything suspicious.
“Not that I know of,” said neighbor Nancy Griffin. “It’s a very nice family. It is terrible. It’s difficult, very difficult, very sorry for the family.”
“It’s a quiet neighborhood like any other neighborhood, you know, a lot of kids play outside and what not, that’s pretty much it, it is a very quiet neighborhood,” said neighbor Michael Horton. “It makes my stomach turn. That’s crazy, I hope they figure it out.”
Police are still in the process of notifying family members, some of which are outside of the country.
For those who need it, grief counseling will be held at the school of the 12-year-old.
“I had seen the 12-year-old daughter,” said Abdullah Kazi. “They will come out and play sometimes. It’s just so shocking right now it’s hard to take in.”
“Oh my God, it’s awful to hear that. It’s shocking,” said neighbor Maurya Hunt. “Everybody says hi to each other, it’s a nice, quiet neighborhood.”
Police say this was an isolated incident and the community is not in any danger. Police also say they have not responded to any incidents at the home before.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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