A 4-year-old Missouri girl told police she pretended to be asleep while her own father killed her family and then himself, but authorities can’t figure out why the tragedy happened to begin with.
FOX News reports that Dornubari Dugbor, 31, called 911 on Thursday night and said police would soon find three dead people inside a Bellefontaine home. When deputies arrived to the home, they found Dugbor, his fiancé, Katrina Banks, 31, and her son, Kevin Johnson, 15, dead from gunshot wounds.
Police said they found Dugbor’s body on a sofa with a cellphone in his hand and a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. The little girl said that Banks and Dugbor were her parents. Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Chief Jeremy Ihler said the girl told him she walked to the living room and saw her mother dead, then ran back to her bedroom when her father told her to go back to sleep.
“Sadly, she’d heard the awful tragedy play out,” Ihler told FOX2 St. Louis. “She was close enough to the event where she heard the gunshots and heard other scuffles and talk during the event and I would imagine a 4-year-old is going to be scared from this type of event. I feel for her greatly.”
Ihler said the little girl wasn’t physically hurt, but authorities took her to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. The child will likely be mentally and emotionally scarred, however, Ihler pointed out.
Authorities are still trying to figure out the motive behind the shootings. The couple got engaged in January and had lived at the residence together since 2014. Friends and extended family said there was no indication that a tragedy like this would occur.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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