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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police responding to a 911 call in which no one spoke found a gruesome scene at a suburban Tulsa home — five members of a family dead or dying from stabbing and a sixth wounded but alive near the front door.
Broken Arrow Police Cpl. Leon Calhoun said Thursday that two teenage sons were apprehended and expected to be charged in the deaths of their parents, three siblings and an attack on a fourth sibling. A fifth sibling, a 2-year-old girl, was found unharmed and transferred to state custody.
“It certainly is shocking. I’m shocked,” neighbor Patricia Statham said. “I feel so bad for everyone who walks into that house. You can see it in the faces of the officers when they come out.”
Calhoun identified the parents killed as David and April Bever, ages 52 and 44. He identified one of the two suspects in the deaths as their 18-year-old son, Robert Bever. The other suspect, a 16-year-old son, was not identified because he is a juvenile.
The three children found dead were boys ages 12 and 7, and a girl 5 years old, Calhoun said. The two survivors were a 13-year-old girl, who was injured, and the 2-year-old girl. None of those names were released.
At the scene, investigators stepped gingerly around pools of blood, their feet covered to help protect the evidence. Other officers erected black tarps and blue tarps to veil two bodies in the front yard as the sun rose Thursday. A gust of wind blew down one section of the makeshift wall, revealing a bloody white sheet.