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The Latest: Murder-suicide claims lives of couple and boy, 8

May 29, 2019

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three people found dead at a Northern California home (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities say a man shot his wife and 8-year-old son to death before killing himself at a Northern California home.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the bodies Tuesday night in Oroville after receiving a call from the woman’s brother who said he hadn’t seen her in more than a week.

The man told authorities there was a smell coming from the sister’s home.

The Sheriff’s Office says investigators determined that a domestic dispute within the past two weeks led 32-year-old Francesco Milone to shoot 30-year-old Kaela Steele and their son, Franklin Milone, before taking his own life.

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9:39 a.m.

Authorities in Northern California say deputies doing a welfare check on a woman found her and two other people dead inside her home.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the bodies Tuesday night in Oroville after receiving a call from the woman’s brother who said he hadn’t seen her in more than a week.

The man told authorities there was a smell coming from the sister’s home.

The office says that as deputies headed to the home, the man called back and told dispatch he had opened a window and could see his sister on the floor.

Officials say they are investigating the deaths as “suspicious.”

Authorities have not released the circumstances surrounding the deaths or the victims’ identities.

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