A man in California has been arrested for allegedly decapitating his son and daughter, reported ABC on Sunday news citing local police.
The Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department released a statement saying they had discovered the bodies of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl in Lancaster, a city north of Los Angeles.
Firefighters had initially responded to a possible gas leak at the house, but deputies were immediately summoned after the children appeared to have suffered from stabbing wounds.
Detectives arrested 34-year-old Maurice Taylor Sr. following the discovery for “the murder of his 12-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter,” according to ABC.
He is being held at Lancaster station with a bail of $2 million, added the report.
The release also said that four other people had been at the house when detectives arrived and were currently being questioned: two other children, a male adult, and a female adult.
It added that their relation to the deceased was not clear, and that the investigation was still ongoing.