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Police Arrest Father Of Girl Found Dead With 4 Others

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Jul 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:09-04

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police said a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a California home.

Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves said Martin Martinez was detained in San Jose early Sunday and has been booked into a Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of murder.

She said Martinez had a relationship with one of the women and was the father of one of the girls found dead Saturday afternoon.

Graves said all the victims were related and the children's ages ranged from six months to six years old.

Graves added police weren't releasing information about a motive or cause of death at this time. 

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