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Police identify 3 killed in apparent murder-suicide

January 8, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have identified three people who died in an apparent double murder-suicide in a Pennsylvania apartment as a couple and their young son.

Police say the bodies of 49-year-old Marvin Caddell, his 44-year-old estranged wife, Nightflower Staats, and their 7-year-old son were found Saturday in Middletown.

All three died of gunshot wounds, and police say the killings stemmed from a domestic dispute. The 7-year-old’s name has not been released.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick says the killings likely happened last Wednesday. Police were called to the building after residents reported a foul odor.

A vigil is being planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday in front of the apartment building.

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