SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Investigators have recovered several knives they believe may have been used in this week's slaying of a mother and her two young children inside their Rancho Cordova duplex.
Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos says 23-year-old Alina Bukhantsov and her toddlers died of "sharp-force trauma." He says the knives found at the scene are being tested to make sure they are the murder weapons.
A 6-month-old baby was found unharmed Tuesday after Denis Bukhantsov returned to his home and discovered his wife and other children dead.
His younger brother, 19-year-old Grigoriy Bukhantsov, has been arrested and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday.
John Perkins, a supervisory public defender, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
In a related development, the Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Law Enforcement Champlaincy announced they will hold an informational town hall for the neighborhood and community following the tragedy. It will be Monday evening, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova.
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