(KRON) — An elderly woman and a young boy were found dead inside a home in San Jose on Friday, according to the San Jose Police Department.
San Jose police officers described the grisly double homicide scene as traumatizing. The woman and boy had been stabbed. Both victims were declared dead at the scene.
Officers were initially called to the Parkmore Avenue home in Vista apartment complex at 10:06 a.m. on Friday to conduct a welfare check, SJPD Sgt. Steve Aponte said.
“Upon arrival it was very clear that there was a crime scene. There was an elderly female victim, as well as a juvenile victim,” Aponte said. “This type of loss can be traumatic. We are seeking justice,” Aponte told reporters at a news conference Monday.
The boy was reportedly just six years old. “The motive and circumstances of this incident are still under investigation,” Aponte said.
Aponte declined to tell reporters if a suspect has been identified or apprehended.
Detectives are asking the public for additional evidence and information about the killings, which occurred in the Buena Vista neighborhood. Anyone who was in the area at the time of the stabbings, or has surveillance cameras in the area, is asked to contact police.
“This was a very shocking and tragic incident that we are investigating. We hope to find a conclusion with information from the public. Our police officers and detectives are the finest in the nation,” Aponte said.
The victims’ identities will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office following notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Vallejo or Detective Harrington of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit via email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 408-277-5283
The killings mark San Jose’s 23rd and 24th homicides of 2023.