NC girl, father killed in possible murder-suicide


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Submitted: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 12:27pm
Updated: Tue, 08/07/2012 - 1:19am
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A 6-year-old girl and her father have been killed in what Winston-Salem police are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Police say 6-year-old Iza Lily Morris and 32-year-old Derek Morris each suffered a single gunshot wound. Their bodies were found Thursday afternoon inside their home.

Police Lt. Rob Cozart says authorities aren’t looking for a suspect. He says Morris and his wife were estranged and that the couple was discussing the custody of their daughter.

Forsyth County tax records show the house where the bodies were found is owned by Derek and Sarah Morris.

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