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Golfers Find 2 Women Dead After Hearing Gunshots

By: AP
By: AP

UPDATE: 10:41pm March 27, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two bodies found near a Tallahassee golf course were a woman who shot her young daughter and then killed herself.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified the two as 22-year-old Jenna Porter and 3-year-old Scarlett Porter.

Their bodies were found early Tuesday evening by golfers at Hilaman Golf Course. The golfers called 911 and stayed on the scene until deputies arrived.

The sheriff's office says the mother and daughter lived in an apartment complex close to where their bodies were found.

Investigators determined that Jenna Porter fired the shots based on evidence and witness statements.

They say the handgun used in the shootings was found at the scene.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate both died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say golfers at a Florida course heard gunshots, and when they investigated, found the bodies of two women.

Leon County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. James McQuaig says the golfers found the bodies near Hilaman Park Golf Course in Tallahassee. He says the golfers heard two shots at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The names of the victims have not been released, and McQuaig didn't have their ages.

McQuaid says the bodies were found in a grassy area between the golf course and an adjacent apartment complex.

He says the golfers didn't see anyone fleeing after the shots rang out.


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