Homicide

Police: 5 people, including 3 children, found dead in home in Minneapolis suburb

  • South Lake Minnetonka interim Police Chief Michael Siitari, right, climbs over the police tape to address the media Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn. after five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in an upscale western Minneapolis suburb on Thursday in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    South Lake Minnetonka interim Police Chief Michael Siitari, right, climbs over the police tape to address the media Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn. after five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in an upscale western Minneapolis suburb on Thursday in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Lake Minnetonka interim Police Chief Michael Siitari addresses the media Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn. after five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in the upscale western Minneapolis suburb on Thursday in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    South Lake Minnetonka interim Police Chief Michael Siitari addresses the media Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn. after five family members, including three children, were found dead in their lakeside home in the upscale western Minneapolis suburb on Thursday in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police and deputies gather at the entrance to the road leading to a lakeside home where police said five family members, including three children, were found dead Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn., an upscale western Minneapolis suburb in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Police and deputies gather at the entrance to the road leading to a lakeside home where police said five family members, including three children, were found dead Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Minn., an upscale western Minneapolis suburb in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

Police say five people, including three children, are dead in a home in a western Minneapolis suburb in an apparent murder-suicide.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Chief Mike Siitari tells KSTP-TV that police were called to the home when no one was seen or heard from for several days. Siitari says the children did not show up for school this week.

The names of the victims and how they were killed have not been released.

Police did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

Aerial footage of the scene showed an upscale home in Greenwood, a tiny village of just a few hundred people on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, about 20 miles west of Minneapolis.