NESHANNOCK TWP, Pa. (KNNP) – A mother and her 12-year-old daughter are dead after an apparent arson, and murder-suicide in Lawrence County, Pa.
According to official police reports obtained by KNNP-TV, Melanie Killer, 48 of Lawrence County, recently purchased a handgun and ammunition. An autopsy report indicated herself, and her 12-year-old daughter, Jazmyn Keller, were both shot in the head. Melanie’s gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted.
Authorities believe Melanie started the house fire, then shot her daughter, and then shot herself before the fire consumed the entire house. Firefighters discovered both bodies while battling the blaze.
The coroner stated their deaths happened prior to being consumed by the blaze.
According to police reports, charges were not going to be brought against anyone in this incident.
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