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Deceased Mother and Daughter ID'd; No Cause of Death


Authorities have released the identities of a mother and daughter found dead in their home, but the coroner has NOT issued a cause of death. 

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office says an autopsy examination was completed Thursday in the deaths of 49-year-old Kimbra Shanafelt and her five-year-old daughter, Dahni Shanafelt.

The two were found deceased inside a duplex at 302 Bob Court Wednesday evening.

Coroner Steve Lockyear did not release a cause or manner of death.

In a release, Lockyear said both cases are pending toxicology results to determine the cause of death – which he said would take about three weeks.

The sheriff’s office called its investigation a double homicide. Investigators said they did not have a suspect.

The sheriff’s office said the bodies of the mother and child were found in separate parts of the home.