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Police identify 4 people found ‘executed’ in home’s basement

November 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have identified the four people found shot and killed in a Philadelphia home’s basement last week.

Police say the two female victims were sisters, identified as 20-year-old Tiyaniah Hopkins and 17-year-old Yaleah Hall.

They say 31-year-old William Taylor and 28-year-old Akeem Mattox were cousins.

Police received a call the morning of Nov. 19 to check on the welfare of people at the house after a family member arrived to find the door ajar. Responding officers found the four in the basement, each with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said at the time “sadly, all four of these individuals were executed.”

He says it appears they were “led” to the basement and there were no signs of a struggle.

There have been no arrests.

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