UPDATE: Woman, 2 young boys victims of homicide in Homewood

Homewood Police found three people dead inside an apartment located at 110 Aspen Circle on Friday.


Homewood Police Chief Jim Roberson says the victims of a Friday morning homicide were thirty-year-old Araceli Juarez-Montero and her two children, ages four and five.

Police arrived at The Abby at Boulder Ridge Apartments around noon after receiving a 911 call from Hugo Juarez, the victim's husband.

"That he had come home from work and found that his wife and two children were deceased," said Roberson.

Roberson stopped short of naming Juarez as a suspect, but says they are not ruling out anything at this time.

"He is in protective custody at this time. There are no suspects who have been ruled out and there are no motives that have been ruled out," he said.

Roberson says police are re-canvassing the area surrounding the crime scene. The clerk at a nearby Texaco gas station tells ABC 33/40 police came in asked for surveillance video from Friday.

A resident{} at the apartments says he's concerned security could be an issue. He says the apartment's gate rarely works properly.

"It's been broken several times within a month and a half. If it were and outside person coming in it would've been easy access because it's supposed to be a gated community but it doesn't work," said resident Jason Martin.

Roberson says, as far as he knows, there were instances of domestic disturbance between the couple.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-777. Or call the Homewood tip line at (205) 332-6224.


Police are investigating a triple homicide Friday at a Homewood apartment complex.

A person called Homewood Police after discovering three dead bodies at an apartment located at 110 Aspen Circle off West Valley Avenue, authorities confirmed to ABC 33/40 reporter Marissa Mitchell. Police declined to release the ages, names and relationship of the victims. However, residents say a woman and two children lived inside the apartment.

Police are currently questioning the person who made the call, but they do not have anyone in custody.Homewood Police Spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Didcot would not confirm or deny if the suspect is among the deceased.

Investigators are still at the scene gathering evidence.

We will provide updates as information is made available.

*ABC 33/40 was on the scene as the coroner removed bodies from the apartment. At least one of the bodies appeared to be that of a child.


Homewood Police confirms the three homicide victims found at an apartment complex were an adult female and two male juveniles.