Arizona Mother Named Primary Suspect After Two Young Daughters Are Found Dead in Their Beds

Aleyah McIntyre and Royal McIntyre | CREDIT: GOFUNDME

An Arizona mother has been named a suspect in her two daughters’ murders after they were found dead in a bed.

On Sept. 8, shortly before 6 p.m., Phoenix police received a 911 call from a father reporting that his two daughters were dead, Sgt. Andy Williams said during a press briefing at the scene. Upon arrival, officers found the girls’ bodies in a bed and their mother with self-inflicted stab wounds to her upper body.

The girls showed no obvious sign of trauma. Their cause and manner of death remains unknown.

Their father was initially detained but released after cooperating with police.

The girls have since been identified as 9-year-old Aleyah and her little sister, 4-year-old Royal McIntyre, the Arizona RepublicKSAZ and report.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Harriet Sokmensuer

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