Man arrives home to find 7-year-old daughter dead
VILLA RIDGE (AP) — Authorities in Franklin County are investigating the death of a 7-year-old girl, and the child's mother is a suspect.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says a man arrived home from work early Wednesday and found his daughter dead in a bedroom and his wife incoherent on the floor. The girl had been fatally shot. Her name has not been released.
Authorities suspect murder-suicide may have been the initial intention.
The home is near Villa Ridge.