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Police release names of 7 people found dead in Moorhead home

Dec 21, 2021 07:03AM ● By Editor

Emergency vehicles surround the home where seven people were found dead Saturday, Dec. 20, 2021, in Moorhead, Minnesota. Photo: WDAY. 

By Krystal Frasier of KSTP-TV December 20, 2021

The names and ages of seven people who were found dead Saturday evening in Moorhead have been released. 

Moorhead police identified the victims as the following: 

•    37-year-old Belin Hernandez
•    34-year-old Marleny Pinto
•    32-year-old Eldor Hernandez Castillo
•    19-year-old Mariela Guzman Pinto
•    16-year-old Breylin Hernandez
•    7-year-old Mike Hernandez
•    5-year-old Marbely Hernandez

Police say the seven people who were found inside were all living at the home. As KSTP first reported, at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, the Moorhead Police Department and fire department responded to the 4400 block of 13th Street South on a report of multiple dead in a house after family members had performed a welfare check and found the people. 

While the investigation is still underway, police say the preliminary autopsy has ruled out any trauma as the cause of death. Police added there were no signs of violence or forced entry and there is no threat to the public. 

Blood samples have been sent to a lab, but officials don't know when those results will be returned. 


To see updates to this story and read related reporting, follow this link to the KSTP-TV website.  https://kstp.com/news/police-release-names-of-7-people-found-dead-in-moorhead-home/6337783/