Bellingham Police are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three people – two adults and one child – whose bodies were found inside a home in the Cordata neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Officers were sent to check on a woman, her husband and child right around 3 p.m. at 525 Spring Vista Place.
No other information was made immediately available, including the identities of the three people, whether they are related, their ages, and how they died.
“Out of respect for family I will not be confirming any names until I am told (next of kin) has been notified,” said Police Lt. Danette Beckley.
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At least nine police cars, one firetruck and one ambulance were on scene by 3:45 p.m. Several neighborhood residents were clustered together in front of their homes or on the sidewalk.
Shortly before 4 p.m., crime scene tape was placed around the home.
Beckley said detectives have secured a search warrant for the home.
“Detectives and crime scene investigators are gathering evidence pursuant to a search warrant. This will be going on for quite some time probably including tomorrow (Tuesday),” she said.
Beckley said there is no danger to the public, and no suspect is being sought.
Emergency radio traffic indicated the woman’s mother, who lives next door, told a dispatcher she heard a loud noise Sunday night and hasn’t seen her daughter since. The radio traffic indicated the mother was concerned for her daughter’s well-being and said it was unusual for her not to leave the house.
Shortly after 3:15 p.m., police asked for additional units, firefighters and personnel trained in emotional support for “three down” at the home.