3 children found dead inside West Sacramento apartment; suspect in custody

Three children were found dead inside a West Sacramento apartment Wednesday evening and police are now searching for a male suspect in connection to the incident, according to the West Sacramento Police Department.

Three children were found dead inside a West Sacramento apartment Wednesday evening, according to the West Sacramento Police Department.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., police received a call regarding a "domestic violence incident" in the 200 block of Touchstone Place at the Timbers Apartments complex, police said. 

Upon arrival to the complex, officials performed life-saving measures on three children found inside an apartment before declaring them deceased at the scene. A woman was also found at the scene and is in contact with police. She is considered a victim of domestic violence, police said. 

The Chief Deputy Coroner for Yolo County has identified the three children as 7-month-old Lucas Hodges, 9-year-old Julie Hodges, and 11-year-old Kelvin Hodges.

The suspect, Robert Hodges, 33, of West Sacramento, was arrested without incident by CHP on I-80 around midnight. Police confirmed Hodges is married to the woman who was assaulted. The woman was also the mother of the three children, however, police can not yet say the children are Hodges’ biological children or step children.

If you or anyone you know might be a victim of domestic violence, there are resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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