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Sikh Family are Found Shot to Death in an Ohio Apartment

CINCINNATI, OH- A family member found the four — a man and three women — wounded Sunday night in the apartment in West Chester Township, roughly a 25-mile drive north of Cincinnati, police said.

The man who found them called 911 and told a dispatcher that his wife, mother, father and aunt were down and bleeding. Police who arrived found the four dead, as well as evidence that someone was preparing food there when they were killed, township, told Police Chief Joel Herzog

The slain man, the Butler County coroner’s office said, was Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 59. The three women were Parmjit Kaur, 62; Amarjit Kaur, 58; and Shalinderjit Kaur, 39. All four died of gunshot wounds around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, the coroner’s office said. Herzog, speaking to the news media on Monday, said it didn’t appear any of the four had fired a weapon.

Officials in two countries say they don’t believe it was a hate crime Police have said they’re trying to figure out a motive in the killing. But officials in Ohio as well as in India, where the family had roots, have said the killings did not appear to be a hate crime.

Herzog said it appeared all four lived at the Ohio apartment, along with some children. The children were not at the apartment at the time of the killings, and are safe with relatives, Herzog said.

Divers returned to a pond near the apartment as part of a property-wide search for clues and Investigators are sweeping an apartment complex in a suburban community in Ohio seeking clues to learning who killed three women and a man found dead in their home and why. Police said there was no new information available,

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