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Police: 3 found dead in VA were father, twin girls
Authorities find bodies of man, his twin girls in central Virginia home
By The Associated Press

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) ' Authorities on Sunday identified bodies found in a suburban Richmond home as a man and his twin 3-year-old daughters.

The bodies of 40-year-old Robert D. King and twins Caroline and Madison King were found Saturday in the ranch-style home where the father lived. The girls lived at a different address in Hanover County with their mother.

Police did not release the suspected cause of their deaths. Autopsies were planned.

Hanover Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Whitley called the deaths suspicious but said no suspect is being sought.

"Investigators continue to work with the families affected by this tragedy, as well as (to) evaluate all evidence gathered in this case in an effort to bring it to a final conclusion," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

Sunday, mourners placed flowers on the front porch of the home where the bodies were found.

"It's a tragedy all the way around, to lose two little girls at such a tender age," a neighbor, Jean Atkins, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/wA3TA7 ). "It hurts. It hurts everybody that has heard the story."

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