A nine-year-old boy arrived at school on Monday morning and told teachers that his father had killed his mother and sister.
The boy then led police officers to his home, less than a mile from the school, where they found the bodies of a woman and a girl as well as a man covered in blood and an unharmed 4-year-old boy.
Authorities believe the boy was in a state of shock when he arrived at Mabel Hoggard Elementary School near Washington Avenue in Las Vegas shortly before 9am.
Harrowing: Crime scene investigators examine the scene of a home where two bodies and an injured man were found on Monday in Las Vegas
Tragic: Las Vegas Coroner Michael Murphy, left, helps load a gurney holding a homicide victim into the back of a truck
After being led to the modest home on Robin Street police found the bodies of the boy's mother and sister, a 4-year-old boy, and a man, who had unspecified injuries.
The man, who has not been immediately identified, was led away from the house in handcuffs and held for questioning while police investigated the apparent double slaying.
'I walked past there every day,' neighbor Dick Webb, 82, said about the house.
Two dead: Police found the bodies of a woman and girl, an unharmed 4-year-old boy and a man covered in blood at the Las Vegas home
Double slaying: Las Vegas police are questioning a man found covered in blood at a home where a 9-year-old boy told school officials his mother and sister were dead
Horrified: Authorities believe the boy was in a state of shock when he told teachers at nearby Hoggard Elementary School about the scene at his home
He said he had walked past the house less than 90 minutes before the boy arrived at school but hadn't seen anything amiss.
Police originally blocked the area around the single-story stucco home to await a warrant to enter and retrieve the bodies.
School Principal Celese Rayford declined to comment, and Clark County School District spokeswomen provided no immediate information about the student or whether the other 457 students in grades kindergarten through 5 were told about the case.
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