3 Dead In Wis. Double Murder-Suicide ID’d

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people found dead on Christmas Eve in what police call a double murder-suicide in the northern Wisconsin community of Ashland.

In a statement Saturday, the Ashland Police Department says the victims are 23-year-old Zhara Parent and her 84-year-old mother in law, Patricia Parent. It names the suspect as Patricia Parent’s 54-year-old son, Daniel Parent.

The statement didn’t specify how Daniel and Zhara Parent were related. A sheriff’s dispatcher said officials on duty Saturday night weren’t sure.

All three were found dead inside the home by a family member around noon Thursday. Police Capt. Jim Gregoire has said officers found a man with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound with a gun next to him. Officers also discovered two women dead of gunshot wounds.

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