Father kills 3-year-old daughter, then kills himself

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CHARLES CO. – Police are investigating a father-daughter murder-suicide that happened in La Plata, Maryland Sunday.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says a man shot and killed his 3-year-old daughter before killing himself.

33-year-old Brian Davis, of La Plata, had court-ordered visitation rights with his daughter and was supposed to return her home Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

When Davis did not return and no one could get in touch with him, deputies say family members began to worry and started searching for the two.

Officials say family members found Davis’ truck at Gilbert Run Park around 7:30 p.m. and called authorities.

The investigation shows that Davis shot and killed his biological daughter, 3-year-old Maddie Davis, and then shot and killed himself.

Deputies say they recovered a handgun inside the truck.

The investigation continues.

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