SAN CLEMENTE – Several people have been found dead inside a home in the upscale gated community of Careyes in San Clemente.
Orange County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are calling it a major crime scene.
The area is just northwest of Camp Pendleton.
Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that the victims were discovered on Calle son Ador when a welfare investigation was conducted just before 2 p.m
Amormino said that “multiple victims” were found in side the house.
Neither the method of their deaths or the genders or ages are available.
Several victims were found in the hallway of the home. “No one inside the home survived,” said Amormino.
It appears at least one of the victims is a young child. While investigators won’t say how many bodies were found inside or how they were killed, neighbors are saying it is believed at least four people are dead.
The sheriff’s department is assuring neighbors this is not a case of random violence, raising the possibility of a murder/suicide.
“This is not an intruder situation. There is no danger to the community,” said Amormino.