WFAA-TV.com/AP
December 29, 2014 12:20 PM

Three adults and one child were found dead inside a Crowley, Texas, home Sunday afternoon after a 9-year-old boy called for help.

The boy phoned a female relative, who then called 911, Police Chief Luis Soler said in a news conference later that evening, according to the Dallas Morning News.

In his initial call, the boy told the relative that there was a man inside the house who had hurt himself in a suicide attempt, the paper reports.

Officers arrived on the scene just four minutes after the relative’s call to 911 only to find two women, a man and a young girl dead, according to the Morning News. The 9-year-old boy was also found, apparently unharmed. He has been taken into protective custody and is being interviewed.

Soler would not say how anyone inside the house died, NBC 5 Dallas-Forth Worth reports.

Police have thus far resisted calling the unfortunate incident a “murder-suicide,” according to the Morning News.

“At this point we don’t know exactly what happened out there,” Soler said.

There was no sign of forced entry, and the four people appeared to be “a family unit,” according to the Associated Press.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has not yet released a cause of death, though Soler noted that all four had “obvious signs of trauma,” according to the AP.

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