• Investigators believe Lawrence County fire to be murder-suicide incident

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    NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A woman and young girl were found dead inside a home following a house fire in Lawrence County just before 9:30 Thursday morning.

    Investigators told Channel 11 News Friday they believe the incident to be a murder suicide. Police said the mother and her child were found with gunshot wounds.

    "We learned today the mother did recently purchase a handgun, and we did locate that in the area where her body was found," said Neshannock Township Police Chief John Rand.

    Firefighters were called to the fire at a home on Old Plank Road in Neshannock Township. 

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    The coroner identified the victims as 12-year-old Jazmyn Keller and 48-year-old Melanie Keller.

    Neighbors told our crew at the scene that they heard explosions.

    Police said the investigation is still open and they are treating the fire as suspicious. 


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