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Tragedy in Burwell

January 9, 2014

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says it's leading the investigation into the deaths of a Burwell man and his daughter.
The patrol said Wednesday that the deaths of 31-year-old Christopher Melling and his daughter, Aimee, are being investigated as a murder-suicide. Aimee would have been 3 later this month.

The bodies were found Tuesday afternoon after officers were sent to the Burwell house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home.

A firearm was found at the scene. Autopsies were ordered.

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