PALMDALE (CBSLA) — Authorities Sunday morning continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three people in the Palmdale area.
The bodies of two men and a woman were discovered just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of West Avenue N-12, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.
It was there that deputies responded after a family member requested a welfare check of the home.
Upon arrival, they located the victims, who they say matched the descriptions of those who reside in the home. Their identities have not been released.
An active investigation ensued overnight, and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office arrived on scene Sunday.
The incident was being classified as a triple homicide.
CBS2’s Greg Mills reported from the scene and spoke to horrified neighbors.
“It shakes me up that it’s so close,” said Sandra Weezer who lives just down the street from the crime scene. She declined to appear on camera.
Even though she lives close, she says she heard nothing out of the ordinary.
“It’s kinda scary because I didn’t hear nothing,” she said, “and I’m so close. I would hear gunshots or fighting or something.”
Authorities told Mills the three died as a result of blunt force trauma.
Neighbor Cesar Leon said the house was not known for having trouble.
“No,” he said, “none at all.”