Bodies Found Along Florida Turnpike

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More details are emerging about the grisly discovery on the side of a busy southern highway where investigators say two children and two adults were found shot to death.

Someone found the bodies in a grassy area along Florida's Turnpike in Port Saint Lucie. Investigators say the woman was found clutching the boy and girl in such a way as though she were trying to shield them. According to the sheriff, the victims appear to be a Hispanic family.

Although no vehicles were found near the bodies, there are tire tracks leading back to the turnpike, which runs north and south through Florida.

A resident of a nearby development reportedly heard shots or fireworks around 3 a.m., several hours before the bodies were found.

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