Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 01-10-2019 at 1:56 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call from a concerned person asking for a welfare check at a residence located in the 5000 block of Hearst Willits Road in Willits, California.

The caller arrived at the residence attempting to contact the person who was living at the location.  When the person did not answer the door the caller looked through a window and noticed the presence of a large amount of blood on the floor, prompting the requested welfare check.

Deputies arrived at the residence and observed the blood on the floor as the caller had reported.

Deputies made entry into the residence where they located three deceased people and evidence suggesting the incident was homicide related.

Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the scene and are conducting further investigations into incident at this time with the assistance of investigators with the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office. 

Updated information will be released via a press release when releasable information becomes available.