Police do not believe west Nashville triple murder was random - WKRN News 2

Police do not believe west Nashville triple murder was random

Posted: Updated: Oct 25, 2012 03:04 PM
Don Aaron held a news conference at the Maxon Avenue home Monday afternoon. Don Aaron held a news conference at the Maxon Avenue home Monday afternoon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police spokesperson Don Aaron says investigators will likely remain at the west Nashville home where three family members were found murdered earlier this week through the weekend.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Aaron said there is a lot of evidence to sift through and investigators are taking their rime.

Deborah Sullivan, 48, and her 26-year-old daughter Wendy were found dead inside the home located at 5800 Maxon Avenue on Monday afternoon.

Responding officers found Deborah's husband and Wendy's father, 56-year-old Patrick Sullivan, dead in a shed behind the residence.

Aaron could not discuss possible motives or leads in the case but said, "This is investigation is by no means at a standstill."

He added, "Through the processing of the crime scenes we are developing evidence and leads and detectives continue to pursue them practically on a 24-hour basis."

Police have said all three family members suffered extensive trauma but have yet to say how they died.

Aaron said the department has no reason to believe the killings were random.

"We do not believe this was a random crime," he said.  "We believe the person or persons responsible came to this specific house for a reason. It is very likely that the person or persons responsible knew one or more of the victims."

Anyone with information on the murders is urged to call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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