Two women and a man, aged 25, 20 and 24, respectively, were found dead in an abandoned house on Detroit’s west side last Thursday. Two children aged 1 and 5were were also found unharmed in the house according to police.
One of the residents of the street in which the incident happened said “It’s just the way the neighbourhood goes now, You see people come and go all the time, especially next door here. The guy who rents the house, he doesn’t take care of it too well and people move in and out. It really doesn’t. I don’t think they should be over there, not squatting. But what can you do about it?”
It’s certainly not the first time Detroit has seen something like this. The body of 23-year-old Dynasty Myles was found in an abandoned house in February and a burning body was found nearby only a month ago
Detroit’s homicide rate has climbed significantly since the economic downturn with 2012 seeing 386 homicides.