DELTONA, Fla. (AP) – Police investigating the slayings of six people whose bodies were found in a blood-spattered Florida house questioned two men Saturday.

Investigators described the two men as “persons of interest” but not suspects in the deaths of four men and two women whose remains were found in different rooms of a three-bedroom home in Deltona, about 25 miles north of Orlando.

Sheriff Ben Johnson said one man being held on a probation violation “had some knowledge of some of the victims.” The other man agreed to accompany detectives. The sheriff described the two as “somewhat” cooperative.

Authorities have not offered a motive or disclosed how the victims died, although the sheriff said the crime scene was “very, very brutal.”

The victims ranged in age from 18 to mid-30s and did not appear to be related.

The bodies were discovered after one victim’s co-worker at Burger King called a friend and asked the person to visit the home because the victim had not arrived for work, officials said.

Investigators appeared to have trouble identifying the victims. Three autopsies were to be done Saturday, with the rest on Sunday.

Forensic experts also began to examine blood stains at the house. There was so much blood to analyze that the task could take up to 18 hours, sheriff’s spokesman Brandon Haught said.

Outside the house, rain thinned the numbers of neighbors and relatives who had gathered a day earlier.


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