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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Deaths of Burwell man, child under investigation as murder-suicide

  • The deaths of a 31-year-old Burwell man and 2-year-old child are being investigated.
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  • Two bodies were recovered late Tuesday at the scene of a shooting in Burwell, Neb. The deceased were identified as Christopher Melling, 31, of of Burwell, and Aimee Melling, 2.
    The Nebraska State Patrol has confirmed that the deaths are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.
    The deaths were discovered Tuesday afternoon after officers broke out a window to gain access to the house to conduct a welfare check. Concerned neighbors had reported no recent activity at the home.
    Officers of the Burwell Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol are conducting a joint investigation into the deaths. A single firearm was recovered at the scene. Autopsies have been scheduled for later this week.
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