CREATED Apr. 20, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A small memorial and a note that reads, "You will be missed" have been placed outside the home where 11-year-old Hope Serra and her 9-year-old brother Cory died.
"The children are so precious," neighbor Lori O'Brien said. "It breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes."
The tight-knit Mountain's Edge community is still feeling the weight of what happened inside the children's home near Mountain's Edge and Fort Apache.
Police said their mother, 40-year-old Hae Serra, attacked her kids with a knife and then turned the knife on herself.
"When you really stop to think about it, they're kids," neighbor Eric Feltman said. "You can't imagine their thought process, what they were thinking."
Police said it was the children's aunt who found the family dead and called police to the home, which is now posted with orange "Keep Out" signs.
A small stuffed bear in an upstairs window reminds neighbors of the kids, who residents remember loved to play outside.
"She played with my dogs she was best friends with some of the other little girls in the neighborhood," O'Brien said. "She was a quiet girl with a beautiful smile."
While neighbors knew the friendly kids, some said the parents were quiet.
"I never met them," Doug O'Brien said. "I would walk over there and they would go straight into the house, it was strange."
Neighbors are left wondering what happened to the family and missing the two kids they won't see playing in the neighborhood anymore.
Neighbors said the family moved into the home just a few years ago, but the children lived with their mother because their father was ill.