Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"WEST MONROE, LA — Police here believe a woman took the lives of her two young daughters then committed suicide.
"About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, West Monroe police investigated a call about an unresponsive person at Camellia Trace Apartments on 1616 Arkansas Road. Found dead were Katelin Dulaney, 26, and her daughters Adeleen Forbis, 4, and Laila Forbis, 3, authorities said.
"`From initial findings, it appears Katelin took the lives of her two children and then took her own,` Police Chief Jeff Terrell says in a statement. `All bodies have been sent for autopsies to Little Rock, Arkansas. Next of kin have been notified.`
"Pointing to stuffed animals placed outside the taped-off apartment door, neighbor Kimberly Walters said her children frequently played with Adeleen and Laila. She described Dulaney as `content,` saying she kept to herself but always watched her children closely. Dulaney’s girls liked to wear `pretty dresses` and play in the parking lot on their scooters, Walters said."