Child finds 3 people slain in Mississippi house

By the Associated Press | October 6, 2011 | 10:40 AM EDT

D'IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A child returning from school found the bodies of a man and two women in a house in coastal Mississippi, and police are investigating the deaths as homicides.

The Harrison County coroner's office told The Associated Press that autopsies were being performed Thursday. The identities of the victims were not released.

Paul Powell owns Stringer Auto Center down the street from the house in D'Iberville, north of the Gulf Coast city of Biloxi.

He said an extremely upset girl, about 6 years old, walked to his business Wednesday and said someone killed her aunt. The girl said her brother would be home from school any minute.

Powell called police. He said his "stomach is still quivering" from seeing the child so distraught.


Information from: The Sun Herald,