At least five people — all believed to be family members — were found dead in their Arkansas home in what appeared to be a Christmas Day massacre, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a home in Atkins on a call of a possible homicide after 5 p.m., according to the Pope County Sheriff’s Office.
“Tragedy has struck Pope County on this Christmas Day,” a sheriff’s office spokesman said a press conference Friday. “Upon arrival, we did notice that there was potentially five victims within this residence. We believe them to be all family members at this time.”