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10/13/06-FORT PIERCE, Florida

4 Bodies Found Shot Along Florida Turnpike

 Four people, two of them young children, were found shot to death Friday along an isolated stretch of Florida's Turnpike with obvious tire tracks nearby, authorities said.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers got a call shortly before 8 a.m. after someone spotted the bodies of a man, woman, boy and girl on the southbound shoulder of the highway, the St. Lucie County sheriff's office said in a statement.

Sheriff Ken Mascara said the adults were both in their 20s or 30s, and the children appeared to be between the ages of 4 and 6. All had been shot multiple times, he said.

No vehicle was found near the bodies, but there were tire tracks nearby, Mascara said.

"You can stand back and see someone has driven off the road," he told The Palm Beach Post.

The bodies were in a grassy area near the St. James Golf Club, several miles from the nearest rest stop, the sheriff's office said. A blue tent was set up over the bodies and white material covered them as investigators examined the scene.

No additional information was immediately released.

Florida's Turnpike is the main toll road connecting the Miami area with cities along the Atlantic Coast to Fort Pierce and then inland to Orlando and Interstate 75.

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