Grandmother, great-grandmother dead in apparent murder-suicide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A teenager returning from the store discovered her grandmother and great-grandmother dead after an apparent murder-suicide in St. Petersburg, Sunday morning.

According to police, a 19-year-old female returned home in the 5500 block of 17th Way South and discovered her grandmother and great-grandmother both dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The teen made the horrible discovery around 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police believe the girl’s grandmother shot her elder mother before killing herself while the teen went to a nearby store. No one else is believed to have been in the apartment at the time of the incident, according to a media release.

Investigators have identified the grandmother as 69-year-old Elizabeth Mitchell and Mitchell’s mother, 90-year-old Curley Williams.

The investigation is ongoing.

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