Crime & Courts

Deputies: Man, 3-year-old dead in apparent murder-suicide in Anson County

A 33-year-old man and a 3-year-old girl are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Anson County, authorities said.

The two bodies were discovered about 5:15 p.m. Monday, after sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Upper White Store Road, about 5 miles south of Peachland in the southwest part of the county.

Investigators said they found the body of the man in an outbuilding. He had died of a gunshot wound, deputies said.

The girl’s body was found inside the house, and she also had a gunshot wound. Authorities said they believe the man was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, but they are not speculating on a motive.

The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said. Names of the victims have not been released.