Police In Idaho Say Man, Little Girl Found Dead - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police In Idaho Say Man, Little Girl Found Dead

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say the death of man and little girl Thursday may have been a murder-suicide.

Meridian police say witnesses spotted their bodies in a car parked in front of the Majestic Theatre on Thursday evening. Meridian Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea says the man and the toddler had gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered from the car.

The Idaho Statesman reports the relationship between the man and the girl is unclear, and police have not released their identities.

Basterrechea says the man is from Boise and was in his late-30s. He says authorities have no motive for the apparent murder-suicide. Police say the shootings happened sometime Thursday afternoon.

      
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