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 no 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.
DOUGLAS COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of three people including a 3-year-old girl.
Just after 1:30p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to report of a shooting in the driveway of a home in the 1000 Block of E900 Road southwest of Lawrence, according to a media release.
Upon arrival, deputies found a 36-year-old woman with several gunshot wounds. She died at the scene. She was not affiliated with the residence, according to the sheriff’s department.
Authorities later found the woman’s vehicle in the parking area at Baker Wetlands south of 31st and Haskell Avenue. A 41-year-old man and 3-year-old girl were found dead in the wetlands not far from the vehicle. Authorities have not determined how they died.
Authorities believe the man shot the woman and the child is their daughter and no other individuals were involved. Names of the victims were not released.