Bodies of four men, one woman, one child found in home in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Police in Chicago found six people dead inside a single home in Chicago’s Gage Park on Thursday afternoon, February 4th.

The bodies showed signs of trauma, authorities said, and were found in different places throughout the single-family brick bungalow.

One of them was a child, probably between 10 and 12, interim police Superintendent John Escalante said.

“This is going to be an investigation that’s going to take some time,” Escalante said at a news conference in front of the house. “We haven’t ruled out anything at this point.”

Rosa de la Torre told CNN affiliate WGBO that she was friends with one of the victims.

“[She was] a good person, very happy,” she said in Spanish.

Escalante said that detectives in the neighborhood and crime lab personnel are working to identify the bodies but acknowledged it is “very probable that this is all the same family inside.”

When one of the residents failed to show up for work on Wednesday and Thursday, a co-worker called 911. Police went to the home and saw what they believed to be a body inside the house.

Despite the macabre discover, Escalante says police don’t believe neighbors should be worried. Authorities are adding additional patrols in the area as a precaution, however.