Madison police said they considered issuing an Amber Alert for two missing boys who were later found dead but had reasons for not doing so.
The children, brothers ages 3 and 4, were found dead Wednesday morning in a car parked on Kinsman Boulevard in a business parking lot.
Investigators said they are treating the case as a double homicide.
Police said charges may not be filed against the suspect in the boys' death, David J. Hoem, 28, until next week. In the meantime police are explaining why they didn't issue an Amber Alert on Monday evening for the missing boys.
Hoem is the boyfriend of the boys' mother. He turned himself in to law enforcement early Wednesday morning.
Hoem remains in custody on a parole violation charge. Police said he is the only suspect in the case.
Despite the case starting with a domestic dispute report, police said they did not issue an Amber Alert for the boys because they were not abducted, and there was no specific threat against the children.