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State Patrol investigating deaths of Burwell man and toddler

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BURWELL, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and his nearly 3-year-old daughter whose bodies were found inside a house in central Nebraska.  The Nebraska State Patrol says they are the lead investigating agency and is investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.     

The Garfield County Attorney says the bodies of 31-year-old Christopher Melling and 2-year-old Aimee Melling were found inside their Burwell home Tuesday afternoon.

 The county attorney says officers were sent to the house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home.  Authorities say a firearm was found at the scene. Autopsies have been ordered for later this week.

Aimee Melling who would have been 3 later this month. 

   

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