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.
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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