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Girl, 7, and father found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a 7-year-old girl who was the subject of a custody battle has been found dead with a bag over her head in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police say the girl's stepfather discovered her body Monday in the living room of a home in the city's Manayunk section. Her 45-year-old father was found dead in an upstairs bedroom. Police say he apparently killed himself.

The girl was supposed to be returned to her mother Sunday after a weekend visit.

Capt. John Ryan tells WCAU-TV that the father left a note, but he could not discuss the contents.

Their names and causes of death were not immediately disclosed.

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