NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Police in Virginia are investigating as a quadruple homicide the deaths of a mother and her three children in a Newport News apartment where a fire was reported earlier Friday.The Daily Press reports that police were called to the family's home at 2:26 p.m. Friday after someone reported smelling smoke. Newport News police spokesman Harold Eley said a maintenance worker went inside and found a body.Police said a teenage girl was burned beyond recognition, and that the other three victims had physical trauma to their bodies."It's very sad," neighbor Farrah Dye told WAVY.com. "Anytime children or anyone dies, it's sad, especially children that young."WAVY-TV reported that a man and a young child were missing from the home, but that the 5-year-old boy was located Friday evening with family members in South Carolina.Police on Friday issued an alert for the woman's husband, 36-year-old John Moses Ragin, who was driving a black Saturn."I really hope that they catch who ever did it," neighbor Lauren Nelbach told the website. "No punishment, I think, is severe enough to kill a child. I couldn't imagine."Investigators are still trying to determine when the family was killed and how they died.
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