A 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl were found stabbed to death in an Indiana home and police are questioning the woman who was reportedly babysitting the children, according to authorities.
The person of interest being questioned in the fatal stabbings is related to the 7-year-old, and she was watching the other child, according to ABC News' Chicago station WLS-TV. The Chicago Tribune is reporting the suspect was the 7-year-old's mother.
Police discovered the bodies during a well-being check to the Naperville, Ill., house at around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Authorities also reportedly discovered two dogs stabbed to death in the house, according to WLS-TV.
"Investigators have a person of interest in custody and are continuing the investigation in conjunction with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and possible criminal charges are forthcoming," the Naperville police said in a statement.
According to the Chicago Tribune, law enforcement officials said the woman was distraught over the recent death of her father.
She is to appear in DuPage County bond court at 8 a.m. Thursday. There were no charges tonight, as the police are reportedly waiting to interview someone out of town.
But police did say there was no reason to believe that any additional suspects were at large.
One of the children was a student at Brookdale Elementary School.
School principal Mary Howicz released the following statement: "It is with great sadness that we inform you that the Brookdale community mourns the loss of one of our kindergarten students, who passed away last night. The district's crisis team is in place this morning to support students and staff as they cope with this news."
The deaths come come less than a week after a New York City nanny stabbed the two young children who she was entrusted to care for.
The children's mother returned home to find her two young children dead, then watched helplessly as the nanny knifed herself in the throat and slit her wrists, according to police. The nanny is alive, but still in the hospital.