Police: Father kills 7-year-old daughter, self in Manayunk

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.

The father and daughter have yet to be identified.

This is an ongoing investigation.


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