Police were called to the home following a tip-off from a Spanish-speaking male (Reuters)
Police are investigating after five members of the same family, including three children, were found dead at a house in Texas.
Police were called to the home in the rural town of Rice after a Spanish-speaking man called 911 emergency services to report that several members of his family were dead.
Emergency services discovered the bodies of two adults and three children under the age of 12 at the home.
Investigators have not revealed the identities of the bodies, nor how they died. Officers said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner told NBC 5: "Any time there's five losses of lives in one location, that's shocking and traumatic. It's a horrible, horrible thing to see, witness or be a part of.
"We are concentrating our efforts on the investigation at the residence. We have not seen anything yet that makes us think we need to go outside this location."
Police confirm they have visited the house on previous occasions but did not specify under what circumstances.
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