Firefighters arrived and pronounced the children dead. All three girls were found with trauma to their bodies, but the exact cause of death is not yet known. When police arrived they were met by family members who directed the police to the victims inside the house. The girls were found by the mother of one of the girls, who was returning home and police were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. this morning.
Director of Media Relations Division Prince George's County Police Jennifer Donelan said homicide investigators and their entire command staff is at the scene. We have our evidence techs who are inside the home now. Donelan did say that police believe this incident is confined to this particular home.
Police are trying to determine what exactly happened inside of the home and say there is no threat to the community, reports CBS affiliate WUSA9. Their ages and identities have not yet been released. "We're locating people that we need to interview and that is going full speed".
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"We are so very, very devastated for these young, attractive children and their families", Alsobrooks said.
"This is one of the most hard scenes that our officers have arrived on", Donelan told reporters near the crime scene on the 6400 block of Brooke Jane Drive in Clinton, Md.
Stay with WTOP for more on this developing story.