A man in Indiana is accused of killing three people, including a 4-year-old, but he left another child alive and alone at the murder scene for days.
Mitchell Page, 25, was charged with three counts of murder in connection to the triple homicide in Peru, Indiana, according to the Miami County Sheriff's Office.
On May 21, officers were sent to a Peru home to check the welfare of the residence.
They discovered the bodies of Jessica Sizemore, 26, Jessiah Hall, 37, and Rae’Lynn Sizemore, 4, according to the sheriff's office.
All three of the victims lived in the home. Preliminary evidence shows that they were shot to death on May 16, according to investigators.
Jessica Sizemore and Page have a child together, but police are not releasing possible motives for the murders.
An uninjured 2-year-old boy was also found at the home. It is unclear how the child survived during the five-day between the victims being shot and when the bodies were discovered, according to WTHR 13.
The toddler was transported to Duke’s Memorial Hospital and medically cleared. He was released into the care of the Indiana Department of Child Services Miami County Division.
"I couldn't imagine any event ever being more traumatic to multiple families and multiple in the community than an event like this," the lead detective on the case, Sgt. Mike Rogers told the TV station.
Page was arrested less than 48 hours after police found the bodies. He was taken into custody at a relative’s home, WTHR 13 reported.