Memphis police spin wheels in probe of slayings of 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police concede they have virtually nothing to go on as they investigate the slayings of two men, two women and two boys shot and stabbed.

It's one of the biggest murder investigations in decades in the city.

The six bodies and three wounded children were found Monday in a small brick home on a dead-end street in a poor neighborhood east of downtown.

The street where the killings occurred remains blocked off to bystanders and media, the home cordoned off by crime-scene tape. A forensics van has been parked out front.

About 200 people attended a prayer service Tuesday night for the victims and the community.

Worshippers identified by Pastor Keith Norman as relatives of some of the victims attended the evening prayer service but would not talk with reporters. Norton declined to identify them by name.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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