Teen finds mother, stepfather dead in home

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say two dead bodies have been found at a north Phoenix home and it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Phoenix police say the names of the two aren't being immediately released but they were both in their 50s. They say a 14-year-old girl returned home Tuesday afternoon to find her stepfather dead in the home along with a gun.

 "The male that is inside the residence is still armed with a handgun, says Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump.

Police say the girl's mother was found dead in the garage while seated in a car with gunshot damage to the vehicle.

They say it appears the shootings may have occurred sometime Tuesday morning.

Police say the couple had recently separated and the man had to be out of the home by Tuesday.

"That makes me sad, makes me very sad," says neighbor Jere Tudor.

The house is in a gated community near 67th Avenue and Jomax Road. Neighbors expressed their sympathy for the family.

"I don't think anything in life can ever be that bad," says Tudor. "That's not the answer, and I feel sorry for the daughter."