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Investigators: Wisconsin woman, child killed in Florida murder-suicide

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Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

MARION COUNTY, FL (WKOW) -- Authorities say a Wisconsin woman and her child are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide attempt. 

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Jessica Johnson, 32, and her daughter, Gabriela Farias, were found this weekend shot and killed in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. Investigators say the 1-year-old's father, Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias, 27, shot them and then tried to kill himself. He's in critical condition in the hospital right now.

WXOW-TV reports Johnson is from Holmen, Wisconsin, which is near La Crosse. Farias is from Minnesota. 

A spokesperson for Marion County Sheriff's Office says Farias has been unconscious and unable to answer questions about what happened. WFTV reports authorities are not sure why the three were at Ocala National Forest. It does not appear they were camping or visiting a nearby gun range. 

Authorities say someone driving by came upon the victims near Forest Road 88 Saturday. Major Crimes detectives are investigating. 

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