Family of 5 Found Dead in San Clemente

'Kept to themselves' in gated community; went undiscovered for weeks
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2008 7:17 AM CDT
A family of five was found dead in San Clemente.   (
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(Newser) – Authorities are hoping that autopsies shed light on what happened to a family of five that was found dead in a San Clemente house yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The bodies—of an elderly woman, a man and woman in their 40s, and twin females in their early 20s—went undiscovered for 2-3 weeks, and were significantly decomposed. Neighbors said there is little violent crime in the area.

"We believe there's nothing for (locals) to be fearful about," said a sheriff’s rep. "We're not actively looking for a suspect."