Mom, 16-year-old daughter apparently slain

Posted at 7:48 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 19:48:51-05

Authorities say a mother and her 16-year-old daughter found dead in their mobile home in a southern Ohio village apparently were shot.

The discovery in Minford, in Scioto County about 90 miles south of Columbus, was reported Monday morning by a relative. There are no suspects or motive yet.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini tells the Portsmouth Daily Times that the victims were 48-year-old Candice Newsome and daughter Kristina Newsome. He says both likely died from gunshots.

Donini says it likely occurred Sunday night or early Monday. He says there is evidence the teenage girl tried to flee. The mother's body was found in her own bed.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting local authorities.