ATKINS, Ark. (TCD) --
UPDATE 5:05 p.m. CT:
"Through evidence collected at the scene, and with confirmation by the Medical Examiner at the Arkansas State Crime Lab, it has been determined that this was a murder/suicide," the Pope County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday. The names and ages of the victims were also updated by the sheriff's office.
2:03 p.m. CT:
The bodies of two women and three girls were found at a residence on Pine Ridge Road on the evening of Christmas Day.
Pope County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a possible homicide at the residence on the 5100 block of Pine Ridge R. just after 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 25.
Five dead bodies were found inside the house. The sheriff's office said the two adult women and three juvenile girls ranged in age from 8 to 50 years old. Deputies said they are all believed to be related. _That information was later updated here_.
The sheriff's office said the incident was believed to be an isolated incident and there was no danger to the public.
The Pope County Sheriff’s and Arkansas State Police investigation was ongoing.
KTHV-TV reports investigators said guns were involved, but they do not have a suspect in custody nor a possible motive.