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Miss. girl comes home from school and finds 3 dead bodies

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(CBS/AP) D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - A young girl returning home from school found the bodies of a man and two women in Mississippi. Police are now investigating the deaths as homicides.

D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne told The Sun Herald that the bodies were found inside a home Wednesday. He said the three adults were alive when children who live in the home left for school that morning. Payne says one of the children returned home after school and found the bodies.

"We believe they were killed sometime this morning," Payne told The Sun from the scene Wednesday evening. "Right now, we don't have any suspects."

A coroner says the victims were found slain in two bedrooms inside the home. There appeared to have been a struggle. The police are still awaiting autopsy results, Payne said. Also, the names of the victims were not released Wednesday evening.

D'Iberville is north of Biloxi, which sits along the Gulf Coast.