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Cops: Daughter and dad were murdered, man arrested

Northshore cops have made an arrest in the murders of a little girl and her dad in a home near Abita Springs.

Deputies say a man is in custody and charged with two counts of murder.

Police say they will release more information this afternoon.

"The bodies of a 2-year-old girl and a man, believed to be her father, were found Monday morning in a home in the 72000 block of Carnation Street in the Abita Nursery subdivision," Capt. George Bonnett said in a news release prior to the arrest.  "It appears both victims were shot at close range inside the home. They were found at approximately 10 a.m... by the child's mother, who does not live at the residence."

Initially the sheriff had said they were not ruling out murder/suicide.

A spokesman now says the evidence clearly shows both the daughter and father were murdered.

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