Child finds 3 people slain in Mississippi house

October 6, 2011 - 8:10 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An 8-year-old child returning from school found the bodies of her parents and another relative in Mississippi and authorities said the victims all died of stab wounds.

Authorities identified the dead as Mei Rong Li and her husband Rong Chen, both 30, and a relative, Mei Jin Li, 53. They were found in their house in D'Iberville, a town of about 9,400 people north of Biloxi on Mississippi's Gulf Coast.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said they died Wednesday from stab wounds to the chest. He declined to release more details amid the ongoing investigation.

The D'Iberville Police Department operations commander, Capt. Clay Jones, said the victims were the owners of the Chinese Happiness restaurant in D'Iberville.

Authorities took in four children , ages 8 to 16, until relatives arrived.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com