published Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Police: Georgia man stabs parents to death using samurai swords

DECATUR, Ga. — Police say they found samurai swords in a search of the home where a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were stabbed to death.

Police say the swords were used to kill the couple in what DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander described as a "horrific scene" inside the suburban Atlanta home. The bodies were found by a relative who visited their house Thursday afternoon.

The couple's 39-year-old son was identified as a suspect and was found at a nearby park less than two hours after his parents' deaths were reported, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. He was being questioned by police.

Parish says authorities have not filed formal charges against the man, and the victims' identities haven't been released.

"One of the family members came home, and when she came inside the house, she saw the two victims lying in the bedroom," DeKalb County police Deputy Chief Cedric Alexander said.

Investigators told WSB-TV that the motive was unclear.

"This is very early in the investigation," Alexander said. "It's a very, very sad scene inside but fortunately we were able to apprehend this suspect before he got too far into the community."

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