A mother and her four children have been found dead inside their home in New Cairo's Shorouk City, while he whereabouts of the father remain unknown since residents reported the incident to the police earlier Sunday.
A prosecution team headed immediately to the crime scene and ordered autopsies on the deceased after initial investigations suggested that the father had committed the murders, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
The police have not yet issued an official report on the incident.
"The New Cairo prosecution office is undergoing intensive investigations to uncover the circumstances of the crime," Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
In recent weeks, a number of murder crimes involving families have been reported in the media.
Last month, a father of two children confessed to throwing them in the Nile River north of Cairo because they were being "bothersome."
The 33-year-old man had first claimed that his two children, aged three and five, disappeared while he was busy chatting with someone in a park during the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha.
According to a six-minute video released by the interior ministry, the father, Mahmoud Nazmy, confessed to throwing the children into the river while under the influence of drugs.
Earlier this week, the bodies of a father and his four children were found inside their residence in the Nile Delta's Qaloubiya governorate with initial investigations pointing to his sister as rsponsible for the murders.