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Family Found Dead in Herndon Home

Police say there "appears to be no threat to public safety."

Fairfax County Police are investigating the death of four family members inside a Herndon home Tuesday morning.

Officer Bud Walker, a spokesperson for the department, said police were called at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare check at the home, located in the 13300 block of Point Rider Lane in Herndon, VA.

Upon arrival, officers found four family members dead inside the home.

Homicide and crime reconstruction detectives have blocked off the area to investigate Tuesday afternoon, Walker said.

Next of kin has not been notified, Walker said, "but there appears to be no threat to public safety."

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Leslie Perales Loges September 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Hi Jerry. Herndon Patch covers the town of Herndon, Virginia.
elizabeth scott September 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM
How in the world could ppl be so cruel and inhuman to blame these death on another person especially the President of the United States, but when the prior President start killing off our children in a senseless war no one saw anything wrong with this, When is this nation going to start loving and stop hating anything that is not "white" Let's get a grip and start respecting each other and pray for those that just lose their loved ones.
Teresa Sanford Cheadle September 26, 2012 at 12:19 AM
If the officers comment states that what they found leaves them to believe that there is "no threat to the community", then they assume from the evidence at the scene that is was a murder/suicide.
kevin pratt September 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
They could very well have died from Co2. With the weather becoming colder, people are turning on there heat. Thanks for a good post. May this family Rest in Peace.
Richard Horn September 26, 2012 at 01:03 AM
In earlier reply messages on this event, it was mentioned about CO2 detectors. They are really CO (carbon monoxide gas) detectors. CO is a deadly gas and kills rapidly. CO2 is cardon dioxide, when chilled is commonly called dry ice.

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