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Cumberland County Authorities Investigate Double Murder-Suicide

Posted October 11, 2001 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Authorities say a man killed his live-in girlfriend and their 8-year-old daughter before shooting himself.

Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler says deputies found the bodies of Gregory Wactor, Valencia Frederick and their daughter, Kirsten Wactor, Thursday in their trailer at the Buckhead Farms mobile home park.

Authorities say Frederick's 2-year-old nephew was also in the home, but was not harmed.

Lt. Sam Pennica says Wactor shot his girlfriend and their daughter while they slept. Each victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities say there was no history of domestic violence between the couple, and they don't know what the motive was.