CHICAGO --Six people were found dead Thursday afternoon in a home in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side. Authorities said it is believed the victims were stabbed.
The bodies of four men, one woman and one child were found dead inside the home in the 5700 block of S. California, a police source said. The child is believed to be between the ages of 10 and 12.
"There are signs of trauma to the bodies," Interim Supt. John Escalante said.
Police said the bodies were found during a well-being check. A coworker of one of the residents told police a man who lived at the home had failed to show up to work for two days in a row.
Responding officers viewed what they believed to be a body on the floor inside the home around 1:30 p.m., Escalante said. They then discovered the six bodies in different locations inside the residence.
Escalante said police do not believe there is any threat to the surrounding community, but patrols have been stepped up in the neighborhood as a precaution.
The street in front of the home has been closed off as police continue to investigate.