A mother and her 19-year-old daughter
massacred five of their family members
including two nine-year-old twins inside a
single bedroom, authorities said.
Cops were called to the flat in Morrisville,
Pennsylvania, on Monday afternoon and
found all victims inside a single bedroom.
Suspects Shana Decree, 45, and her
daughter Dominique Decree, 19, have been
taken into police custody where they each
face five counts of homicide and one count
Found dead were Shana's daughter, 25-
year-old Naa’Irah Smith, her son, 13-year-
old Damon Decree Jr., her sister, Jamilla
Campbell, 42, and twin nine-year-old nieces,
Imani and Erika Allen.
A friend of the victims told NBC10 in
Philadelphia that a landlord had been called
to carry out a welfare check on the
"I saw the landlord and said, ‘What’s going
on?’," they said.
"And she said, ‘We are doing a welfare check
because trash is piled up out there for awhile
to see if they are alright.'"
Morrisville police chief George McClay told
LevittownNow.com there was no obvious
signs of trauma on the bodies and that fire
crews didn’t detect any hazardous
materials on site.
The cause of death remains under
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew
Weintraub told a press conference last
night: “This is a terrible tragedy.
"I just spoke with the family of the five of the
deceased and we’re all heartbroken.”
Speaking to the Bucks County Courier
Times, he added: "The people that
committed these atrocious acts are in
custody and we’ll make them pay for their
The motive is not known at this stage.
Police are also searching for Jamilla’s 17-
year-old son, Joshua Campbell, to make
sure he is safe. He is not a suspect.