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Four found dead in Alaska hotel room, police probe as murder-suicide

(Reuters) - Four people, including a 8-week-old girl, have been found shot to death in an Alaska hotel room in what authorities are investigating as a murder-suicide, police said.

(Reuters) - Four people, including a 8-week-old girl, have been found shot to death in an Alaska hotel room in what authorities are investigating as a murder-suicide, police said.

Fairbanks police were called to a Hampton Inn on Friday afternoon and found a man sitting in a second-floor hallway, crying, police said in a statement.

"The male directed the officers to a nearby room. Officers entered the room and found four individuals deceased from apparent gunshot wounds," the Friday statement said.

The victims were identified as Linda Hutton, 54; Emily McDonald, 22; McKay Hutton, 22; and Teagan Hutton, 8 weeks. The shooting apparently took place shortly before officers arrived.

The deaths are under investigation. There was no sign of drugs or alcohol being involved, the police statement said.

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The identity of the man in the hall was not released. Police in Fairbanks, a city of 32,000 people about 250 miles north of Anchorage, said he was not a suspect.

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