A San Jose woman was detained Friday after three bodies were found inside a burned Oakland house, police said.
Her identity was not immediately released, and police did not say she was arrested, only questioned in the triple homicide, reported at 12:20 a.m. in the 9400 block of Dunbar Drive. The house had also suffered some minor fire damage.
"We are questioning a person that is involved," Lt. Dom Arotzarena said. "We’re still in the process of gathering evidence and witnesses."
Police said when they arrived at the house after hearing a report of gunshots, they found an Oakland man lying in front of the house. He was dead of apparent stab wounds, police said. Two women were found inside of the house, police said, dead of apparent stab and gunshot wounds.
Police, FBI Investigate Triple Homicide, House Fire in Oakland
Neighbor Delaney Caldwell said she first smelled smoke, and then saw fire crews rushing toward the nearby home.
"That’s when I was like, 'Whoa! What’s going?'" Caldwell said.
The FBI was called in, Arotzarena said, because "they have a lot of forensics tools that we just don’t have, and they’re pretty good for us in an investigation."
On Friday evening, neighbors who live near the Oakland Coliseum said they felt unsafe. They noted that the family that lived in the affected house seemed "happy."
"As long as I've lived here, I haven’t seen anything like this before, especially with three lives lost," Linda Adams said.
Police said the names of the three victims will be released once their relatives have been notified.
Anyone who has information should call the Oakland Police Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.