Three people were found dead last night in northwest Columbia. The cause of death was unknown as of 9 a.m. Thursday, and Columbia Police have turned the investigation over to the Major Crimes Unit.
A relative called police at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday because she was concerned about her sister and her niece who had missed work and school respectively. Police found the sister, 34, and her daughter, 10, dead at the home. The female owner of the residence, 71, was also found dead.
Police request anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 875-8477.