A neighbor says a 6-year-old girl found the bodies of her parents and live-in baby sitter dead in their home when she returned from school.
The three were discovered Thursday in the Twin Cities suburb of Oakdale. Police say the deaths are being investigated as a double murder-suicide. The couple's pastor told 5 Eyewitness News that he had been counseling the parents as recently as Tuesday:
Teenage neighbor Brady Hartman tells the Star Tribune the girl came home from school and found the bodies. He says she ran out of her house sobbing and screaming, "Mommy, daddy dead! Mommy, daddy dead!"
Hartman's mother consoled the girl and called 911.
Police haven't confirmed the child found the bodies but said the discovery was made by a relative.
They've identified the victims as 32-year-old Jaime Velasquez and 28-year-old Cintia Guadalupe Ornelas Bustos and their 43-year-old baby sitter Angela Uscanga Gonzalez.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.