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Army: Fort Hood killings of dad, two daughters likely murder-suicide

HOUSTON — A man and his two young daughters found dead on a Texas Army base this week probably died in a murder-suicide, investigators said Wednesday.

The bodies of a 43-year-old man and his two daughters, ages 9 and 4, were found about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at their house in the Pershing Park neighborhood of Fort Hood, a sprawling U.S. Army base about 70 miles north of Austin, according to a statement released by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

The man’s wife, the mother of the two children, is a soldier who has just returned from a deployment overseas, the statement said.

Officials did not identify the soldier or her family.

“Although a final determination has not been made and the investigation is continuing, early indications are the deaths are possibly the result of a tragic murder-suicide involving the husband and the two children,” the statement said.

Autopsies are being conducted by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

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