Authorities: Toxicology results determine mother, daughter death case as murder-suicide

Published: May. 9, 2020 at 3:59 AM CDT
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VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - We’re learning new information in a death investigation involving a mother and daughter who were found dead in their home back in April.

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Authorities say it was a murder-suicide.

49-year-old Kimbra Shanafelt and her five-year-old daughter Dahni Shanafelt were found dead in a duplex off Bob Court Drive on April 22. It was initially ruled a double homicide.

According to Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear, an autopsy was conducted on both victims along with toxicology testing.

They determined that both died as a result of carbon monoxide inhalation.

Authorities believe it was intentional.

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