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5 may have been killed in murder-suicide

Dec. 17, 2011 at 2:03 AM   |   Comments

ACCOMACK, Va., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Investigators believe the five people found dead in a mobile home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia died in a murder-suicide, police said Friday.

Police were called to the trailer in Accomack Thursday evening because of a report of an attempted suicide, WTKR-TV, Virginia Beach, Va., reported.

The identities of the victims and cause of their death had not been released late Friday.

Omar Colon Matias told WTKR they included his sister, a friend who had been sharing the trailer with her and his niece and nephew. He said his brother-in-law, who was embroiled in a custody dispute with his estranged wife, was also among the dead.

"They treat me good, like a family member and it's kind of terrible, kind of terrible," a neighbor told the TV station.

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