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5-year-old girl leads police to gruesome scene inside Massachusetts home

Police found her mother dead in a bedroom and her father was on the kitchen floor with a knife sticking out of his neck, but still alive (CNN Newsource)

GRAFTON, MA (CNN Newsource) -- A five-year-old girl found walking alone on a street in Grafton, Massachusetts led police back to her home and a gruesome scene.

Police found her mother dead in a bedroom and her father was on the kitchen floor with a knife sticking out of his neck, but still alive.

He was hospitalized, where he's being held.

While it's early in the investigation, police expect to charge him with murder.

They say it appears his injuries were self-inflected, but they're not ready to label it a murder-suicide just yet. They also say it's too early to speculate on a motive.

Police say they don't know how much the little girl saw, but she told them "mommy is sleeping. Mommy is sick."

"The only thing that went through my mind all day, and still goes through my mind, is what she saw and what she might have been running from. It's horrible," Jackie Costello, neighbor, said.

The girl was not physically hurt. She was taken into the care of the Department of Children and Families.

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