MANAYUNK (WTXF) - Police are investigating after a father and his young daughter were found dead in their Manayunk home Monday morning from an apparent murder-suicide.
Around 11 a.m., police responded to the 4500 block of Wilde Street, where they say a 45-year-old man killed his 7-year-old daughter before taking his own life.
Police say the daughter's stepfather found her unresponsive in the living room with a bag over her head. The father was found unresponsive inside a second floor bedroom.
According to police, the father had been in the midst of a long-standing custody battle with the girl's mother.
Philly police: father kills seven-year-old daughter then takes his own life in the midst of a long-standing custody battle with the girl’s mother. Full details at five and six @fox29philly pic.twitter.com/7TS1jUYBT0— Bruce Gordon (@BGordonFox29) August 6, 2018
The father and daughter have yet to be identified.
This is an ongoing investigation.
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