Three minors among 5 found dead in North Carolina home after reports of 'two people screaming for help'

Three minors among 5 found dead in North Carolina home after reports of 'two people screaming for help'
The High Point home in North Carolina is barred off with police tape and investigation into the shocking murder-suicide begins (WFMY News 2 screenshot)

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA: Five people, including three minors, were killed on Saturday, January 8, 2023. These killings are reportedly being looked into by the High Point police department as an apparent murder-suicide case. The departments said that at 7:05 in the morning, police were called to the 2700 block of Mossy Meadow Drive "in reference to two people screaming for help."

As the officer arrived they had to force their way into the home, where they found two adults and three children dead. The paramedics pronounced them dead on the scene, a news release stated. Officers were able to determine that the address was 2734 Mossy Meadow Drive.

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Though no further information has been released, the police have announced that there was no threat to the community. "This is an ongoing and active investigation. There will not be any other information released at this time to protect the investigation," the police added in the release. 

Meanwhile, the additional reports said that the two adults  — a man and a woman — who apparently called for assistance had escaped the home to find help, police Capt Matt Truitt told CBS affiliate WFMY. A neighbor who spoke to WFMY recalls being awoken by the doorbell ringing and two adults from the home at their doorstep. The two had reportedly run out of the High Point home 'screaming for help' and that's when her parents called the police. The investigators have already questioned the two who escaped the house and have released them. 

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Only days before, eight individuals were murdered in Enoch, Utah, in what local officials believe to be a murder-suicide. Police reported that Michael Haight, 42, killed his wife Tausha Haight, 40, as well as his mother-in-law and the couple's five children. Multiple reports suggest that the man was driven to murder after his wife filed for a divorce.

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