Maryland Family Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2009 3:05 PM CDT
Frederick County Sheriff's deputies stand guard outside a house in Middletown, Md. on Saturday, April 18, 2009 where five bodies were found.   (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Sam Yu)
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(Newser) – Police discovered five bodies in a Maryland house today after a man apparently butchered his family and killed himself, the Frederick News Post reports. Few details are known, but police in Middletown, Md., say Christopher Alan Wood, 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the AP reports. His wife, two boys, and girl died after "traumatic cuts." Family members found the bodies this morning and led police to the scene.