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Mom, 3 Girls Found Dead in Mobile Home

All were hanging in closet; 8-month-old survived apparent murder-suicide
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2007 1:55 PM CDT
Mom, 3 Girls Found Dead in Mobile Home
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(Newser) – The bodies of a woman and her four young daughters were found hanging in a closet in the Oak Hills mobile home park in Texas this morning, all dead except the youngest girl, an 8-month-old.

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The 23-year old mother, and girls aged 5, 3, and 2, as well as the surviving infant, had been hanged with strips of clothing and sashes in what could be a murder-suicide, reports police. The woman's sister found the bodies after checking in to see why she missed work. The woman was separated from her husband and had last been seen alive with her children on Monday. The infant is in good condition at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. (Read more Texas stories.)

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