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Father William Roberts Kills Daughter Marian Than Himself in Murder Suicide in Oakland

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The death of a father and daughter at an Oakland home early this morning has been ruled a murder-suicide by investigators, a police spokeswoman said. The father was identified as 88-year-old William Roberts, who fatally shot his 57-year-old daughter Marian and then killed himself, Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said.

They were found by officers who responded at 4:32 a.m. to the home in the 4100 block of Fruitvale Avenue, Watson said. No other information about the case was immediately available this afternoon from police.

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