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Four found dead in Lake Charles trailer home

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for an SUV they believe could be connected to a quadruple homicide in Lake Charles.

Authorities are looking for a blue 2000 Ford XLT Explorer with Mississippi license plate number LCE 755.  The Sheriff's office said this vehicle would frequent the mobile home where four people were found dead Monday morning.

Sonya Bryant said she's lived in the Fairview North mobile home complex in Lake Charles for two years - and is shocked her neighbors across the street were found dead inside their home Monday morning.

"We haven't heard anything.  My husband was out here Sunday night walking our dog and he saw a young guy out there on the phone - but we don't know if that's one of the guys they found" said Bryant

In fact - the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff said right now it's unclear exactly when the four people died.

"My husband could have been the last person to see him alive - so it definitely is scary" said Bryant.

Sheriff's deputies came to the home Monday after the mother of one of the victims checked on her daughter after she hadn't returned her calls for a couple days.

The front door was locked.  When the mother found a spare key and opened the front door - she discovered a body in the entryway - and called 911.

"It was pretty violent. But there's certain info that we're not releasing right now not because we don't want to hide anything - but it preserves the integrity of the investigation" said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

The names and ages of those found dead have not been released. 

Bryant said living across from such a violent crime scene is scary.

"It makes us wonder exactly what happened - because I'm pretty sure if it had been gunshots - we would have heard it" said Bryant.

Leaving her wondering if she'll ever feel safe again - in her normally quiet Louisiana neighborhood.

"This is a thing that you don't think would happen in your neighborhood- but it did and I don't feel safe anymore" said Bryant.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says four people were killed in a mobile home in a trailer park near Lake Charles.

He says the bodies were found Monday morning, after a woman who hadn't been able to get in touch with her daughter went to check on her.

He says the woman opened the door, saw a body just inside, closed the door again and called 911.

Mancuso says all four bodies showed trauma, but he doesn't want to give any details that might be used during questioning.

He says investigators haven't identified the bodies or notified next-of-kin, and he doesn't know how many people lived in the mobile home.

Mancuso wouldn't comment immediately about when the four were probably killed.


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