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3 die in Northern California murder-suicide

January 12, 2019

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say two adults and child have died in a murder-suicide in a rural residence.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies were found Thursday in the town of Willits and evidence indicates 32-year-old Krissy Orbon and her 8-year-old son Damian Wilkins were shot with a rifle by the boy’s father and Orbon’s former partner.

The 49-year-old man then killed himself. His name has not been released.

Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Van Patten said detectives think the relationship ended about a month ago.

The weapon used was a gun stolen from a neighbor’s house.

The deaths were discovered when the neighbor went to the home and no one answered the door. The neighbor looked through a window, saw a large amount of blood on the floor and called authorities.

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