A violent night in Montgomery county leaves a mother and father dead, and a set of 2-year-old triplets missing.
On Saturday December 18th at 7:25 p.m., Philadelphia Police responded to a report of a person screaming on 1800 block of East Haines Street. When police arrived, they found a 39-year-old black female with multiple gunshot wounds to the head. The woman later identified as Maisah Larkin, was pronounced on the scene at 8:36 p.m. by responding medics.
At this time, Pennsylvania State Police and the PPD issued a ‘Missing Endangered Person’ alert for a set of 2-year-old Triplets in the same area. Investigations revealed the triplets were with their father, 37-year-old Stanley Baptiste.
A subsequent ‘Missing Person Alert’ was issued for Baptiste, who was least seen at 8:08 p.m. in a 2004 Gold Lincoln navigator.
Police found Baptiste inside his vehicle in Landsdale, PA with a gunshot wound to the head.
He was pronounced at the scene.
Meanwhile an all-night search for the 2-year-old triplets, Jari, Jasmine, and Journey Baptiste commenced.
As of an update by police on December 19th, the missing triplets have been found safe, although no additional details have been released.
Investigators have listed the motive of the shooting as domestic violence, and the case is active and ongoing with the Homicide Investigation Unit.
This story is developing and will be updated.