Four Children Found Dead

HARLEM — Thursday morning, New York County Police responded to what they thought was a domestic violence report on 155th Street around 10 a.m. After the woman who answered the door let the Marshals inside, they discovered four dead children, between the ages of 5 and 17, on the upper floor of the house.

The woman who answered the door, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed to have heard the sounds of screaming and shouting coming from an adjacent apartment. New York Police Comissioner Karen Lau says the woman is being detained and questioned, but she is not considered a suspect in the killings. The cause of death has not yet been released, however a missing persons bulletin has been issued for the mother of the children, one Theresa St.John, 47, who was not found at the apartment and according to police has not shown up for work for several days.

The four juveniles were all related and were not enrolled in any District public or chartered schools. They were apparently being home schooled, all four of the children have been identified as Theresa St.John's daughters. Amanda Goodwin, a spokeswoman for Child and Family Services, told the Post that the agency had received one report about the family, in April, after undisclosed reports of concern and "attempted to investigate."

A trusted source within the NYPD claims that this case is being handled in connection with the string of Evolved murders that has rocked the city over the last month.

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