Baby Among Dead in Suspected Alaskan Murder-Suicide

Four people were found dead in a hotel room
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 26, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Murder-Suicide Suspected in 4 Deaths in Alaskan Hotel
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(Newser) – Authorities in Alaska say they are investigating the deaths of four people in a hotel room as a murder-suicide. The dead include a 2-month-old girl, the AP reports. Fairbanks police and fire departments were called to a Hampton Inn on Friday afternoon by hotel staff. Arriving officers found a man crying as he sat in a second-floor hallway. Police say he directed officers to a nearby room, where they found the bodies.

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The victims were identified as 54-year-old Linda Hutton, 22-year-old Emily McDonald, 22-year-old McKay Hutton, and 8-week-old Teagan Hutton. The police department says all had gunshot wounds. They say there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. Police say details involving the shooter or any motive is still under investigation. Autopsies will be performed on the victims. (Read more murder-suicide stories.)

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