BANNING (CBS) — Police made a deadly discovery at a home in Banning, where three adults were found murdered.

Investigators found the bodies at a home at 125 N. Phillips Street around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A two-year-old child was initially feared missing, but was found several hours later, bound and gagged inside the home, according to police. The child was taken to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was treated for dehydration and hunger.

“My son was laying on the floor, he was found shot in the head,” said Purvis Hunt, the father of one of the victims.

Hunt said his son Demetrius Hunt, 42, is one of the victims and the toddler’s father.

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Two women were also found dead and neighbors say they are the child’s mother and a family friend.

Purvis Hunt said he suspects the murders were drug-related because his son was a drug dealer and he sold “dope” out of this home.

Police said they have not established a motive for the murders. They hope that the victims’ young son, and only eyewitness to the murders, can eventually help them in their investigation. 

Comments (16)
  1. uh no says:

    At least they didn’t kill the kid. They have a little heart. Sounds like a hit to me.

    1. ginny says:

      I’m with you. Who ever did this had a small sense of decency to leave the child to have a life. Whether this was homicide or murder-suicide. A child is safe tonight.

  2. Dave says:

    Murder , suicide?
    Due to economy??

  3. Phiilip says:

    ??????? = Methamphetamine

  4. Karen says:

    This was a totally uncalled for response. Have some respect. This child has no parents and was bound and gagged in a closet. He’s only 2. What a frightening experience. He’ll be scarred for life.

    1. Pat Robertson says:

      Holy cow babe take a pill. Can you say with 100% certainty that the toddler DIDN’T do it? Unless you were there you cannot. Learn to think outside the box, babe.


      he’s not a baby…. it’s a CHUCKY DOLL!!! AHHAHAHHAHH!

  5. Joanna says:

    Yeah, my Baby deals drugs but not to kids only people he knows. He keeps it on the Up and Up. Are you kidding me?????? Gang/ drug ripoff. Poor little baby. I hope he doesn’t remember this, and I hope he’s surrounded by love and decent people for the rest of his life. If his grandfather is a peek into the family tree, I’m afraid that won’t happen.

  6. maskedmarvyl says:

    Just for tying up and gagging a toddler, they should be sentence to death.
    Or to life……… bound and gagged.

    1. Pretty Much Neazer says:

      -Thank yu at least yu have some sense

  7. Pretty Much Neazer says:

    To all yu NEGATIVE Idiots on here; How dare yu talk about that baby in that way ? Do yu think this is some type of GAME ? Cause it isn’t yu should all go to HELL &n’d burn SLOW ! &n’d as far as that drug dealing comment STFU cause yu didn’t know him… It doesn’t matter if he was a drug dealer or if he worked at Wal mart. someone still came &n’d stripped him of his life. People like yu make me SICK because I can tell ur one of those people who is like “Oh he was js a DRUG DEALER so who cares” Well guess what his FAMILY cares. Yu guys are all on here talking about that baby did it… Did yu know he was locked in that Damn closet for THREE HOURS &n’d more then likely heard his damn being shot yu guys are js PATHETIC for real…. Dnt come on here talking about people’s family cause it’s NOT a joke they were GOOD people &n’d NO body deserves that so next time please think before yu type

    1. Pretty Much Lame says:

      Thanks for the advice, dork.
      You are obviously a Rhodes Scholar.

  8. unknownperson says:

    those people that died were my family

    1. BD McGee says:

      yeah right.
      That’ why you are trolling the boards.
      And if they are truly your family, you may want to shoot yourself.

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