Broken Arrow Police Name Suspect in Quintuple Homicide
Police responded to an unknown problem call
They found five people dead inside a home: the parents and young siblings of the suspects
16 and 18-year-old boys suspected in the death of their parents and siblings
18-year-old identified as Robert Bever
Police said no criminal history that's led to police being called to the location before
Police say 13-year-old called 911
Siblings were homeschooled
Police arrested two teens after finding five people dead inside a home late Wednesday night.
Thursday afternoon police confirmed with FOX23 that the two boys arrested are immediate family members of the victims. Police say 18-years-old Robert Bever, and his 16-year-old brother will remain in the Broken Arrow Jail for the time being. Police say they are not ready to release the 16-year-olds name at this time.
The parents killed were identified as 52-year-old David Bever and 44-year-old April Bever.
The children killed were a five-year-old girl, a seven-year-old boy, 12-year-old boy. A 13-year-old girl is in serious condition after surgery, a two-year-old was not injured. Police said they are not releasing the name of the children.
Police told FOX23 they got a call to 911 that was open, meaning no one said anything, around 11:30 p.m. and went to the home to check on everyone inside. They say the 13-year-old that survived made the call.
Police told FOX23 when they arrived on scene they heard noises in the house that sounded like someone was hurt, when they went in inside they found the 13-year-old girl still alive and got her out of the house. They also found two other people they got out of the house, not realizing they were dead.
Broken Arrow police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating, Broken Arrow police said they called OSBI in because of the magnitude of the situation. The medical examiner arrived just after noon.
FOX23 learned on scene two teens were arrested nearby. Police said the suspects were running through the backyard and were tracked by K-9 officers. They said it took an hour to find them in the woods behind the house.
Police said several weapons were found in the house, including knives and a hatchet.
Both suspects are being questioned at the Broken Arrow jail.
Tulsa District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler released this statement about the deaths:
"The recent multiple homicide which occurred in the city of Broken Arrow is a tragic event which continues to be a matter under investigation. My office is coordinating with the Broken Arrow Police Department's detectives as their investigation proceeds.
Because this is an ongoing investigation, we will respect the integrity of the process and not comment on any specifics until the investigation in completeled. It is our understanding that two individuals have been arrested. Under our system of justice they are presumed innocent until and unless a judge or jury determines otherwise."
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