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Wisconsin woman, toddler dead in Florida double murder-suicide

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OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a Minnesota man has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound two days after killing his girlfriend and young child.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning that 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias of Waconia, Minnesota, died. A motorist found the family in the middle of a clay road in the Ocala National Forest on Saturday morning.

Officials said 32-year-old Jessica L. Johnson of Holmen, Wisconsin, and the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Gabriela Farias, died at the scene.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds, Marion County Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Bloom said. The Ocala Star-Banner reports deputies may have also found the family’s car.

Farias was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Ocala is in north Florida.

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