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August 06, 2018

Girl, 7, found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Manayunk

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A 7-year-old girl and a 41-year-old man were found dead Monday morning in Manayunk in an apparent murder-suicide. 

The two were found around 11 a.m. inside a residence on the 4500 block of Wilde Street. Investigators believe the man, Jeffrey Mancuso, 41, murdered his daughter, Kayden Mancuso, before committing an apparent suicide.

Police said Kayden Mancuso's stepfather found her body in the living room with a bag over her head and investigators found Jeffrey Mancuso's body in a second-floor bedroom. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Mancuso and his ex-wife had been in an ongoing custody disagreement. The Inquirer reported Jeffrey Mancuso had a criminal background and history of aggression. 

This story was updated with the names and relationship of the victims after it was published.

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