Police still searching for answers after the bodies of a woman and three young children were found inside of a West Brookfield home.
The news is sending shockwaves through the small community.
A lot of questions remain as Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said that the public is not in danger, police and fire officials look to find out more on how these three children and one adult woman were killed inside of a home.
Yellow crime scene tape blocks off Old Warren Road in West Brookfield.
It's there that police and fire comb for answers following the discovery of four bodies inside of a home surrounded by woods in a neighborhood off of Route 9.
Early said that a two year old boy, five year old boy, and a seven year old girl were found dead inside of the home with an adult woman.
On Friday, investigators could be seen going in and out of the home when, at one point, a man ran towards the house where the garage door was open.
Police quickly followed and he was later taken out in handcuffs.
Early said at an Friday afternoon press conference that that person was a distraught family member who was placed into protective custody, but has since been released.
The investigation began on Thursday afternoon after receiving a call for a well-being check when the bodies were found in an upstairs bedroom.
Early said that the deaths are being treated as suspicious, but at this hour have not said how the victims died.
West Brookfield's Police Chief said that there is no reason to believe the public is in danger.
The names of the deceased have not be released. However, two of the children attended West Brookfield Elementary School, which had an extra police presence as a precaution.
At this hour, it is unclear when Old Warren Road will reopen.
The incident remains under investigation.
Any information that could be helpful in this investigation can be shared with Mass. State Police at (508) 820-2121.
Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and have more information as it becomes available.
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