Homicide

Quiet Tulsa suburb struggles to cope with horror of 5 in a family found stabbed to death

  • This photo provided by the Broken Arrow, Okla., Police Department shows Robert Bever, a suspect in the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family in Broken Arrow, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Broken Arrow Police spokesman Cpl. Leon Calhoun said Thursday that Bever and another teenage son were apprehended and expected to be charged in the deaths of their parents, three siblings and an attack on a fourth sibling. (Broken Arrow Police Department via AP)

    This photo provided by the Broken Arrow, Okla., Police Department shows Robert Bever, a suspect in the stabbing deaths of an Oklahoma family in Broken Arrow, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Broken Arrow Police spokesman Cpl. Leon Calhoun said Thursday that Bever and another teenage son were apprehended and expected to be charged in the deaths of their parents, three siblings and an attack on a fourth sibling. (Broken Arrow Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Corporal Leon Calhoun, with the Broken Arrow police department, talks with the media outside of a home, at right at rear, in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered by authorities stabbed to death. Two teenagers have been taken into custody. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Corporal Leon Calhoun, with the Broken Arrow police department, talks with the media outside of a home, at right at rear, in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered by authorities stabbed to death. Two teenagers have been taken into custody. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cindy Rigney, left, and Glenna Parkman, right, who live in Broken Arrow, arrive with a wreath outside of a home in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered by authorities stabbed to death. The women were turned away by police and told to come back later. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Cindy Rigney, left, and Glenna Parkman, right, who live in Broken Arrow, arrive with a wreath outside of a home in Broken Arrow, Okla., Thursday, July 23, 2015, where five family members were discovered by authorities stabbed to death. The women were turned away by police and told to come back later. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

People in the quiet Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow are struggling to make sense of the horrors discovered in a gray barn-like house where five members of a family were found stabbed to death and a sixth was wounded but alive.

What is more shocking to locals is that two teenage sons in the family are expected to be charged in the deaths. A ninth family member, a 2-year-old girl, was found unharmed and was transferred to state custody.

Police identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Robert Bever, who was apprehended along with his 16-year-old brother, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile. The dead parents were identified as David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44. The dead and wounded children were not identified.