The Latest: 3 in custody in California triple slaying

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Posted: Sep 25, 2016 7:55 PM

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a triple homicide at a Southern California home (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Police have arrested two men and detained a 17-year-old girl in connection with the killing of three people inside a Southern California home over the weekend.

Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was the missing daughter of two of the victims.

He did say she has been located since authorities issued an alert looking for her.

The investigation into the triple homicide began Saturday morning after a child called 911 to report her parents had died.

Officers who went to the home discovered two men and a woman dead with signs of trauma to their bodies. Two girls, age 6 and 9, were found unharmed inside the home.

Radus identified the victims as the girls' parents and a family friend.

Two male suspects were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of murder.

Radus did not disclose a motive for the killings but says investigators believe the victims were targeted by the suspects.

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3:25 p.m.

Police are expected to release details of their investigation into a triple homicide inside a Southern California home over the weekend.

The Fullerton Police Department will hold a 4 p.m. news conference Sunday to discuss the probe which began after a child called 911 to report her parents had died.

First responders who were dispatched to the home in Fullerton, a suburb 26 miles southeast of Los Angeles, on Saturday discovered two men and a woman dead.

Two children were found unharmed, and police were searching for their 17-year-old sister who is considered missing and at-risk.

Police said there were obvious signs of trauma to the bodies. They have not released details on their cause of death or their identities.