A mother and her two daughters were found murdered inside a southwest Fort Worth home on Tuesday morning, according to family members.
Police received a call just after 8 a.m. from a man who reported that "they killed my family."
Fort Worth police Sgt. Ray Bush would not confirm the number of victims or how they died, only that there were multiple fatalities found in the home and that homicide detectives were investigating.
The house is located in the 500 block of West Felix Street in Fort Worth. The house is located just across the street from where the future Fort Worth Police and Fire Training Center and department headquarters will be located.
Rosa Guerrero said her aunt and two cousins are the victims. She said 48-year-old Cynthia DeLeon and her daughters, 35-year-old Kathy DeLeon and 21-year-old April Serrano, lived at the home.
Anthony Deleon, Cynthia's brother, said the last time anyone spoke to the women was around 10:30 p.m. or 11 p.m. Monday.
"These three girls, these three ladies didn't deserve this," Deleon said.
Deleon and Guerrero both asked for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible.
"That was my family, that was my aunt, my cousins," she said. "That’s all we’re asking, if someone seen a vehicle, any hints, please let us know. Find the person that did it," Guerrero said.
Guerrero described her family as devastated as her aunts were very close to their sister Cynthia.
"She was the best lady anybody could have ever known, best friend, went to church every Sunday, never missed a mass," Guerrero said. "For something like this to happen overnight, no one was expecting this to happen to them, not to them."
Those living nearby are equally shocked and terrified at the news. Lorena Hamilton lives two houses down, but didn't hear anything out of the ordinary until Tuesday morning.
"I just heard the lady screaming, crying, and I walked outside to figure out what’s going," Hamilton said. "I tell her, 'You OK?’ She said, ‘They killed my family.'"
Hamilton said she didn't know the family well, just saying hello here and there, but is concerned with what happened.
"I feel like I got a panic attack, really scary for my kids knowing something terrible like that happened," Hamilton said. "For their families it’s heartbreaking."
Police said Tuesday's homicide investigation is not believed to be connected to the triple murder that happened Monday on Sunset Lane. A spokesperson said it's too soon to say whether the community should be concerned.
Family and friends of the victims spent the day standing in a neighbor's yard waiting for news from police. At several times throughout the day two and three dozen people could be seen standing, sitting and praying as a family.
On Monday, relatives said Cynthia Deleon unexpectedly texted them to say she loved them.
"She does it every once in a while, but yesterday she just told me she loved us," said Santia Bueno, whose husband Angel was her nephew.
Not knowing it would be there last conversation, Santia Bueno said she returned the message, saying "that I loved her very much too."
NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.