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Details released in father, stepchildren's deaths in Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas State Police have released more information in the Arkadelphia triple killing. At a press conference Friday evening, Sheriff Jason Watson said he does not think the community is in danger.

According to ASP, two young girls and their stepfather were found dead Dec. 6 inside their south Arkadelphia home located on South 11th Street. The deceased have been identified as Bobby Jean "Chino" Galbraith, 40, Adiele Crutchfield, six, and her sister, Marley Crutchfield, four.

Police said they entered the home shortly after being dispatched about 8:10 p.m. They also said they found a six-month-old girl, later identified as Galbraith's biological daughter, alive at the scene of the murder. The infant was unharmed.

The mother of the infant reported finding her husband dead when she returned home that night.

"Whoever decided to come in this home, they broke up a family that shouldn't have never been broken up," said Arkadelphia resident Kim Davis, who talked with THV 11 Thursday night. "I remember when Arkadelphia didn't have murders like this, when I was a kid."

"How could anyone do that to innocent children, an innocent family that doesn't do anything wrong? I just can't believe someone would be so cruel," wondered Family friend Laken Caldwell.

Autopsies are underway at the State Crime Laboratory and the exact manner and cause of death will be determined by the State Medical Examiner.

Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, has ordered State Police CID agents to be prepared to, "work non-stop", to find the killer or killers.

Anyone with information they may have about the deaths, or something they witnessed in the area of the killings, should contact their nearest law enforcement agency or the Arkansas State Police.

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