Authorities probe Kansas deaths of 3-year-old, her parents


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say they believe a man fatally shot a woman outside a Kansas home before killing their 3-year-old daughter and himself near wetlands roughly 10 miles away.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday the body of the woman, from Missouri, was discovered first about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the driveway of a residence she had to connection to southwest of Lawrence.

Law enforcers later found the girl and her 41-year-old father dead near the woman’s vehicle at the Baker Wetlands.

Authorities said without elaborating that the man and woman had previously been in a relationship.

Investigators haven’t determined how the man and the girl died, saying autopsies were pending.

Identities of the girl or her parents were not immediately released.

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