A 6-year-old Arkansas girl was found dead in her home Tuesday (June 16). Her father, who was suspected to be the killer, was found overdosed in his car. He died later at a hospital. The case was being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Officers from the Bald Knob Police Department, after receiving reports about an injured child, responded to a home at the 300 block of W. Cleveland Street in Bald Knob on Tuesday afternoon. The officials found the child unresponsive inside the home. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The police contacted deputies from the White County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the investigation.

According to the preliminary investigation, the child’s death was declared a homicide. The investigators obtained evidence that pointed out the same and indicated the child’s father as a suspect. Details about the evidence obtained were not revealed.

The girl’s father, identified as Willie Isacc Pedigo, could not be immediately located. The investigators were able to ping his phone and traced his location to a remote area in Bald Knob.

A short while later, Pedigo was found overdosed inside his vehicle. The responding deputies performed life-saving techniques in an attempt to revive him. Northstar Ambulance service rushed Pedigo to the White County Unity hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

According to an official statement from the White County Sheriff’s Office, Pedigo appeared to have overdosed in an attempt to kill himself.

The girl’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. Further information will be revealed once the reports are out.

The girl’s identity was not revealed and the motive behind the murder was not known. It is also not clear as to where the girl’s mother was when the incident occurred. This was an ongoing investigation.

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In a murder-suicide incident reported from California, a man shot his wife and 12-year-old stepson to death at their home while they were asleep. The man then went back to his room and turned the gun on himself. The suspect’s mother was also present at the home when the shooting took place.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.