Investigator Mike Mazingo told News Mississippi they got the call at about 7 a.m. They got there and found three people dead in the kitchen.
They were Henderson Mitchell Junior, 50, Sandra Trotter,54 and Kerry Gillum,73.
They didn't know it, but Burroughs was hiding right underneath the kitchen table. The finally caught him on the second sweep of the house.
"He basically said he killed all three of them," said Mazingo.
Many questions are still unanswered about the crime, namely why he would massacre his relatives.