NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police were still processing the scene of a triple murder investigation in West Nashville, three days after the deaths were discovered.
Officers were called to a home on Maxon Avenue Monday afternoon after a 28-year-old woman arrived home to find the bodies of her mother, 48-year-old Deborah Sullivan, and sister, 26-year-old Wendy Sullivan. The woman immediately called police.
When investigators arrived at the home, they also found the woman's father dead inside a detached garage. He was identified as 56-year-old Patrick Sullivan.
Investigators have not released information about how the victims were killed, but did say they suffered significant trauma to their bodies.
Wednesday morning the house was still blocked off and the crime scene was being processed as detectives continued to sort through all the evidence. Police were also looking through a shed outside.
Neighbors have made a memorial of candles and messages for the family by their mailbox. People stopped by Wednesday evening to pay their respects. Neighbors say the entire area is still shocked and saddened by what happened, and they would like to do whatever they can to help the family. They are working to start an account to help the family pay for funeral and other expenses.
"Its hard to believe because our neighborhood is a quiet, good neighborhood. They've (lived) over there a long time and it's just hard to believe anything like that could happen in this area," said neighbor Connie Childress.
Officials said they did not believe the deaths were a random act of violence.
Police thought they had a break in the case when they arrested two men Tuesday on unrelated charges. The men have since been cleared of any involvement.
People with any information on the case are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.