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Triple death investigation

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 is still learning about the triple death investigation that took place in Mechanicsville late Saturday afternoon.

Today, the Sheriff's department identified the victims as 40-year-old Robert King and his twin 3-year-old daughters, Caroline and Madison.

The family was found dead inside their home on Wynbrook Lane. 

Authorities still haven't released how this family died.

Their bodies were sent to the medical examiner's office as part of the investigation into what happened.

Deputies aren't revealing many details about what tragic events unfolded behind the closed doors.

Neighbors tell us the girls' mother realized something was wrong.

"She came by the house and that's when she saw everybody dead," said family friend Nathan Cox.

Neighbors described an unusual scene as police arrived.

"All the sudden we heard police coming down the road really fast and I looked out the window and they came running up to the house busting the windows out," said Elaine Snead.

When NBC12 arrived on scene, we saw the family's mini-van was backed up to the side door of the house, the exhaust pipe pointed inside.

Neighbors say, that was very unusual. The King family didn't usually park their car that way.

They say Caroline and Madison's parents were going through a divorce and Robert King had just lost his job.

"This is as bad as it gets, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and the friends that are affected by this tragedy," said Sgt. Chris Whitley.

While the deaths have been called suspicious, deputies say they are not looking for any suspects.

NBC12 was told the twin girls also had an older brother who was not home at the time.

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