Four bodies discovered during welfare check at California home

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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities found the bodies of four people inside a Mission Viejo home while conducting a welfare check on Tuesday.

The discovery was made at a home in the 25600 block of Pacific Hills Drive, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated in a tweet.

Authorities responded to the location after receiving a call from a family member requesting a welfare check at the residence about 9 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Two male victims and two female victims were found inside the home, Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Sheriff’s Department said.

There was no word on the victims’ ages or their relationships to one another.

The circumstances around the deaths were under investigation, but authorities said the community was safe.

“The preliminary investigation is dictating that the community is not in danger and there are no outstanding suspects,” Hallock said.

Crime scene tape closed access to the road in front of the home while authorities investigated.