FAIRPORT, N.Y. — Authorities say the two bodies found in a suburban Rochester yard were those of a 27-year-old disabled woman who had been shot by her father before he took his own life.
Police in the village of Fairport were called to a home early Wednesday morning for reports of gunfire. When officers arrived they found a woman and man dead from gunshot wounds in the backyard.
Officials later Wednesday identified the two as 60-year-old John Beilman and his daughter Nicole. Police say the woman who was Beilman’s wife and Nicole’s mother was inside the home and wasn’t aware of the shooting until police arrived.
Police say Nicole Beilman had to use a wheelchair because she suffered from the neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
Police say they’re still trying to determine a motive.