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Father, four children found dead in Frederick home

March 26, 2007

The bodies of a man and his four young children were found Monday in a town house in the city and police were looking for the children's mother, Frederick police said.

Pedro Rodriguez, 28, was found hanging by a yellow nylon rope from a second-floor banister, said Lt. Thomas Chase. The children ? girls ages 9, 4 and 1, and a 3-year-old boy ? were found in beds completely covered with sheets and blankets pulled over their heads.

Police would not say when or how they died until after autopsies today in Baltimore.

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