Herndon, VA — Herndon's Point Rider Lane neighborhood is reeling Tuesday after learning a family of four was found dead inside a home there this morning.
Police were called out to the home in the 13300 block of Point Rider Lane at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to do a welfare check on the family after a coworker of one of the adults notified police they hadn’t been to work Monday or Tuesday, police said.
Police breached the home at about noon and found the bodies of two adults and two Fairfax County school aged-children, Fairfax County Police Spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said.
Caldwell said they have not released a cause of death and next of kin has not yet been notified. She said the preliminary investigation has found no threat to the community.
Neighbors say the family that lived in the home was friendly and helpful, sometimes helping clear snow after a storm and always waving.
Ed Swanson Jr., a neighbor of six years, said he’s shocked something like this happened in the community. He said the husband was a "good guy" who was helpful and the neighborhood "has been awesome."
Another neighbor, Sherry Webster, said her son had been friends with the family’s two boys when they were younger. She said it will be difficult to tell her son what happened.
Webster said the parents were outgoing, neighborly, and a cute couple.
“She was full of energy,” she said of the wife.
Patch will follow this story and provide more information as it becomes available.
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